missing hen is back

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AZ CHICK, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. AZ CHICK

    AZ CHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 hens and 1 rooster. Three weeks ago one of my hens disappeared. Two days ago we discovered her in the backyard of one of our neighbors ( who NEVER goes in their backyard). She lost a lot of weight and is weak, but is eating and drinking and getting stronger each day. The problem is the rooster and 3 of the other hens are picking on her. We are keeping her in a pen away from the others. I need some suggestions on how to introduce her back into the flock. Help please
     
  2. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you check your neighbors yard for chicks? Sounds very much like broody behaviour.
     
  3. AZ CHICK

    AZ CHICK Out Of The Brooder

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    We did and found no chicks.
     
  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    If you put the lead hen in with her for a couple of days and then reintroduce them together she should find it easier to inter grate back into the flock.
     
  5. 3 weeks is exactly 21 days. I would keep looking for chicks. Good Luck!
     
  6. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    May want to let her out for a few days there may be chicks somewhere and they prolly won't survive on their own.
     

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