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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by albird101, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens been acting weird for the past 2 weeks, she separates her self from the flock, unless the rooster sounds the alarm she starts running towards the coop or back to the flock and after 5-10 minuts she will seperate herself again' I thought I lost her today but, she was just digging in the brush pile out in the back yard while, my flock in the front yard!? Any thoughts!?
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    wondering if theres too many hens for one roo? and she would be lowest in the pecking order. i also have one like that but only 3 hens and one roo. he just not doing his job to keep her in line in my case
     
  3. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a young hen (about 20 weeks) who lost her sister a few weeks ago and is now pretty much a loner, and at the bottom of the pecking order. Each day I keep an eye out for her. The rooster periodically takes her under his wing, but the other hens peck at her when she gets too close. It's interesting to watch the pecking order dynamics.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen that is at the bottom of the pecking order keeps to herself as well. The others are just stinking mean
     
  5. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's actually at the top of the pecking order,
     
  6. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Also, have 3 hens for 1 rooster, she's also, at the top of the pecking order, and the rooster tried pecking her to go in the coop to roost but she just dident budge she's outside just roaming and eating while the other hens are in the coop roosting my rooster following her and trying to chase her back in the coop but, she's so stubborn
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    she's a loner. probably very friendly to humans.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Some are just more independent than others, she may have figured out that when she is by herself she doesn't have to share whatever is around to eat with the others.
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard. [​IMG]
     

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