One is molting and the others are picking on her!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by morninggirls, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. morninggirls

    morninggirls New Egg

    Aug 30, 2013
    Help! One of my chickens just went through a huge molting, and 2 of the other 4 are pecking at her and she is freaked out and
    won't come out of the coop all day. She is weak and sad. They sleep together at night but then they resume pecking her in the morning, and she runs back inside. What can I do?
  2. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Central NC
    Oh wow, that's sad. When my girls molt, they tend to stay by themselves a lot but I've never seen the others pick on them. Any way you can separate the 2 mean girls for a while? The molt is hard on a chicken and to be harassed on top of it must really be awful.
    Good luck.

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