My Sussex hen is a bully :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epona4, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. epona4

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    Not sure what the deal is. My sussex hen is obviously head of the coop. I don't think anyone challenges that. Esp. not my little banty girls. But today I find her chasing the 2 girls and the banty roo around the coop picking out their tail feathers. She even went after the Sussex roo!

    I've not really seen her act this aggressive before. I specifically wanted Sussex because I read they are supposed to be docile and sweet.

    If she continues to pick at them till they start going bare should I separate her from the others?
     
  2. orcasislandchickens

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    I would , but that may be just me. Whenever I want a special trait whether it is disposition, egg color, or whatever,I am pretty ruthless about moving along the ones that do not meet standard.
     
  3. epona4

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    Well, I might know why the Sussex was moody they other day! She laid her first egg about an hour ago!

    Seems like my little banty roos efforts at wooing worked! [​IMG]

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  4. redoak

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    Congrats on your first Sussex egg, maybe she'll be nicer now
     

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