RIR is being mean to our other hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coop2cupcakes, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. coop2cupcakes

    coop2cupcakes In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2014
    We have 2 hens the same age. The RIR is really being mean to our other hen and she is now afraid to leave the nesting box. Also the RIR stopped laying eggs a few months ago, she is around 2yrs old.

    Do I separate them and if so for how long?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    When hens won't leave the nestboxes it usually means they are broody, so check your hen. Other hens will fight with a broody so it could be what is going on.

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