Please help!!!! Agressive chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QuirkyChook, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. QuirkyChook

    QuirkyChook New Egg

    Aug 14, 2016
    We've had a chicken that's been a bit down in the dumps lately. She is second on the pecking order. Her sister, who is the third and last, has seen an opportunity to get up and take her position on the order. Consequently, she has been randomly attacking the unwell chook and we've had to separate the two. The top chook joined in the first attack but doesn't seem to anymore. This has been going on for two days now. Any ideas?
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! Chickens will attack and sometimes kill a flock member who acts unwell. Mother Nature at work, sadly. Mary
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I agree, any unwell or odd acting members of a flock will many times get attacked as an attempt to kill them or drive them away. So it might be best to remove the sick one and decide how you want to proceed before it gets pecked to death.

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