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Picking on the broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RosanneH, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. RosanneH

    RosanneH Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a sweet flock of 6 hens. One is broody and has been on her clutch for a week and a half. When she gets off for food, etc., the other girls pick on her terribly. Is this normal? She was not the one at the bottom of the order before.
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately it happens. When I have a hen that gets too aggressive, I lock her away until the broody hatches. With my serama I put food and water on a ledge out of reach of the bigger hens. Chickens bullying is normal.
     

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