Running other chickens out of nester

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JulieWilkins, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. JulieWilkins

    JulieWilkins Hatching

    Jun 12, 2014
    I had a roo that I thought was a chicken and had to re place him today, since i have returned home, I have noticed that one of my chickens has been running all the other chickens out of the nesters and wont let them in to lay. Is this a coincidence? Or is this something new? thanks in advance for any help
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Anytime there is a change in the flock they have to reestablish a pecking order. Normally the bossiest hen will take charge in the absence of a rooster. In a day or two things should calm back down. Just watch to make sure that everyone is getting food and water. You might have to run interference so that the other hens can get inside to lay.

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