RIR is being mean to our other hen

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

  1. coop2cupcakes

    coop2cupcakes Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    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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