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My free range hen is wandering far from the flock.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cateydid, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Cateydid

    Cateydid Out Of The Brooder

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    Any thoughts why she would be doing this? They normally stay within about 200 feet of the coop but she is not staying near the flock and wandering far away. She comes when I call her, doesn't have any injuries, her eyes are clear and is eating well. She is about 4 years old so this is very odd behaviour for her.
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far is she ranging? Is it unsafe to do so? It could be a pecking order thing if she is avoiding the others. Sometimes these threats from a higher up are very subtle. My top hen can merely look at another to send it hurrying away.
     

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