Rooster and hens being mean to one chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NeeCee51, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chirping

    Aug 12, 2013
    I don't know what is going on but day before yesterday my dog attacked one of the hens. We got to her before anything serious happened. She was scared to death but other than that OK. Ever since that happened the other two hens and my rooster pecks at her and run her off if she gets too close. The three hens were always together, I called them the three stooges. I don't know why they are ignoring her. When they went to bed last night things were quiet. Will they come around??? Hope so. Thanks for any information on this..
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Songster

    Dec 10, 2013
    Hopefully its just stress and they will settle back down. I would monitor the situation for a few days and see how it goes. Chickens are so easily stressed and it can come out in the form of pecking and bullying.

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