Poor Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tommysgirl1993, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. tommysgirl1993

    tommysgirl1993 New Egg

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    I have had a flock of chickens for 1yr, 9 hens and 1 Roo. A few weeks ago I picked up an extra laying hen from a lady here in town who had to many and wished to a very sweet little hen. I have placed her in the coop/run with the rest of the group but flock seems to be being quite mean to her especially the Roo. She was not raised around a Roo so she is quite fearful of him and every time I go out to check on the group she is either hiding in the corner under the edge of the coop or she won't ever come out of the sleeping area!!! She is such a sweetheart, what do I do???
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all it is not a good idea to introduce 1 new chicken. She has no allies and everyone is against her. You can try putting sort of a cage inside the coop so that they can see each other but no one can harm her until they get use to each other.
     

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