need help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Molliep2, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    I had a hen who was broody last week and I put her in a separate crate to break her broodiness. She doesn't seem to be broody anymore. Each time that I have let her out to free range with the others, she will be fine for a bit but then she will jump on and bug the same exact hen she bugged before. What is happening. I have been told to wait it out but I am getting really annoyed.
     
  2. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    She's jumping on top of another hen and bullying her?
     
  3. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    Yes, it will be okay for a bit and then she will start doing it, she has never done this before
     
  4. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Has she ever shown any aggression toward this particular hen before? Not necessarily jumping on her, but a peck here or there? Anything?

    Is the victim lower than the aggressor in the pecking order?
     
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  5. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    No to your first questions and the aggressor was lower than the victim
     
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  6. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Wow, that's bizarre the victim is just taking it then.
    Does your bully show any more broody symptoms or are you pretty sure she's broken?
     
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  7. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    I am pretty sure she is broken. She isn't puffed up and squawking like she does when she's broody.
     
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  8. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Ok, then. Hm.

    Does the victim bird do anything to try to defend herself?
     
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  9. Molliep2

    Molliep2 Chirping

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    She just ducks down when the aggressor is on top of her and tonight I saw her try to run a little bit away
     
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  10. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    Is she acting like a rooster trying to mate? Could be she has a hormone issue.
     
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