- Sep 11, 2014
We have 12 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster is a bantam. The hens are 5 Rhode island reds, 3 Jersey Giants, 2 leghorns, 1 white bantam, 1 brown bantam. Here recently within the last weeks the hens are picking on the little white bantam hen. She runs from them and jumps on my shoulder for safety when I go out to pen. She sleeps in one of the nest at night while the others are on top of nests. I don't know what to do. I love the bantam hen, she is so sweet. Any suggestions on how to correct problem. Will getting rid of rooster solve problem? She also quit laying eggs since this has happened. They all have just started laying eggs. They are 6 months old.