Momma hen attacking her chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jktowey, May 15, 2016.

  1. jktowey

    jktowey In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2015
    Our mother hen is now beginning to attack her chicks (5-6 weeks old). Enough that one of them is now bleeding on his neck. I have Momma and the other hens free ranging away from the chicks right now, but at night they all sleep in the same coop. How do I keep the hen from further injuring the chicks?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You will have to put up a separation pen for them. She's trying to wean them. A few weeks not following her should help them adjust and maybe mom might calm down after a break.

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