Hens that are sitting on eggs/ chicks are fighting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Itschloe238, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Itschloe238

    Itschloe238 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2016
    Hello, my 4 Silkie hens have been sitting on their eggs for a while and now there starting to hatch.(there are now 10 chicks) today one of the hens started to fight with everyone. So we separated her and let's her walk around the yard.

    Is this normal? What should I do?

    Thank you
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I think you made the right choice, separating her. Some hens just don't like to share, or they're higher in the pecking order and decide they should have them all because of their status, someone else disagrees and a fight breaks out. Pretty normal stuff. Hopefully the remaining three decide to keep playing nice. I'd just make the meanie brood on her own from now on, no co-parenting for her.

    Good luck with the hatch!

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