one particular hen attacking new to flock (older chicks )

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by camillusb, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. camillusb

    camillusb Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    Not quite sure why,,,my one favorite hen keeps attacking the the older chicks. She seems to be obsessed with them and wants to kill them. I am slowly introducing them into flock with them into dog crate in hen house, and now I have built a hutch/ panic room for when there alilttle bigger to defend them selves...Other hens (3) dont seem bothered by them. Any ideas with my 1 non-accepting hen?? I currently have 4 hens that are 1 yrs old and 5....3 month olds:/
    Any advise would be great..thank you
  2. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Does she have a history of being aggressive?
  3. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    every time she does it, I'd pick her up and either stick her in a dog crate for a while or walk around with her for a while, just like a rooster. Not sure if I'm correct as I'm pretty new to all this, learning as I go along.........I'd also put a lot of distractions her way.....scratch, grass (if they don't free range and if they don't I would consider it) turnip greens. If she persists, I'd keep her confined for longer periods.....surely she'll gey the nessage

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