New chicken mama!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ciarasowers, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. ciarasowers

    ciarasowers New Egg

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    So we recently got 7 laying hens and 3 ducklings. They are all getting along really well, ducklings sleep inside at night. But I have one hen who is, how do I put this nicely....a dink. She attacks the duckling and other chickens. Have any of you experienced a mean hen? What can I do?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I think we have all had one of those stinkers at least once in our life. Some will find a way to separate the stinker from the others .. some will just...re home them.

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    WELCOME!
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. As @Cynthia12 says, you could try isolating the aggressor for a couple of weeks and then see how she goes once re-introduced. If she still wants to be a tyrant, then the crockpot is a good option [​IMG]

    All the best
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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