Momma hen attacking her chicks

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

  1. jktowey

    jktowey Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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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