I need help! PLEASE

Candacestlouis

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Hello! I have three polish hens. One of them was attacked by a hawk and was separated from the other two for three weeks. Now that she is healthy again I put her in a fenced off area of the run to start integrating her back in. Well since I have done that, the other two hens are now fighting each other. Actually one of them is violently attacking the other while the other runs for her life. She hasn’t drawn blood but I feel so bad for her. Why is this happening and what should I do?!
 

micstrachan

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Hello! I have three polish hens. One of them was attacked by a hawk and was separated from the other two for three weeks. Now that she is healthy again I put her in a fenced off area of the run to start integrating her back in. Well since I have done that, the other two hens are now fighting each other. Actually one of them is violently attacking the other while the other runs for her life. She hasn’t drawn blood but I feel so bad for her. Why is this happening and what should I do?!
I honestly would wait it out if nobody us getting hurt. Can you provide more space?
 

micstrachan

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It’s just heartbreaking that she spends all of her time hiding in a corner or running away. They have a ton of space. And I put some blocks and things in there to give her somewhere to hide. How long does this normally take to pass?
It depends. It seems all situations are different. Can you confine the bully to a crate within the run for awhile do she can have sone oeace and get her confidence back? The bully may be stressed by the return of tge other bird, so may e orovide done poultrh vitamins to help with stress. Also, what about enrichment? My chickens’ all time favorite “toy” is s fresh bsg of rice hulls dumped into the run.
 

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