Homicidal hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickalicia, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chirping

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    I have this hen who is about ten months old Recently she has killed a chick from a broody. I have moved the mother and chicks to a safer secure area inside coop. The homicidal hen looks where they used to be an. Also looks in where other broody hens are sitting like she is searching for chicks. I had separated her and the rooster from the others for about a week. She never layed eggs nor did I see the rooster "be" with her. I do see him "be" with other broody hen that shares a nest with another broody hen. Is it possible that the homicidal hen won't lay eggs? I also read that once they do kill chicks they always will. Any suggestions?

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    This is that hen. I don't know exactly her breed She acts different from the other hens like she's frantic about something. Unsettled
     
  2. Jedwards

    Jedwards Songster

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    I had one like that last spring, she was only like 4-5 months though. She was a mix breed but should would catch other hens' chicks and shake them. She lives in the turkey pen now.
     
  3. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chirping

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    Wonder why they do that or don't even lay eggs. Lol yes I read when they get like that make a soup. Lol
     
  4. Jedwards

    Jedwards Songster

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    She was almost soup lol but the turkeys keep her in line, she thinks she's a turkey now and started laying eggs too!
     
  5. chickalicia

    chickalicia Chirping

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    Wow. That's funny!! Maybe you will end up with a henurkey. Lol hen+turkey =henurkey
     

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