I cured a hen of bullying.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bathurst, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. bathurst

    bathurst New Egg

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    Only had the two hens out when I was there. When bully attacked l picked her up and put her straight into a special yard l had made. She Could see the bullied hen but couldn't get to her. Left her for a week at a time. After 4more episodes she soon learnt to be nice. Hope that helps. Bathurst
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the cure lasts
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva. Sometimes they get cured for a while and then later revert again. If this happens with your hen, you can always use pinless peepers on her. If your not familiar with them, you can see them at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/pinless_peepers.html. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hen.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, great!! So glad you were able to adjust the bully's attitude! Nobody needs bullys in the flock. I have a few I need to work with pretty soon as well.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    I think your behavioral adjustment will work. They can be trained both by positive or negative reinforcement. Bully will learn be bad and get locked up ain't fun [​IMG].
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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