One of our hens is being picked on by all the others

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UT Netta, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. UT Netta

    UT Netta New Egg

    Jun 6, 2016
    We have 8 hens. Lately, I have only see 7 out in the run. When we were getting the eggs we noticed that the eighth was brooding the eggs. O.K. broody hen. Today I noticed that the other hens were attacking her. Literally seeking her out and pecking at her. She was so upset she was trying to get out of the run towards me. Is this normal behavior? Is there something I should be concerned about?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Broody hens often get pecked, attacked, and are involved in fights because of their disruptive behavior, yet another reason to break them as soon as you notice it.

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