segregated hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FRENZY, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. FRENZY

    FRENZY Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my chickens going on two yrs.
    an australorp,sexlink,and rir rooster,and a aracauna.
    my friend gave me his sexlink in july.
    since then my aracauna is not welcome to roost
    or eat with them.
    she stays in the coop all day untill I come home,and I
    have to let only her out first for a while so she can eat.
    the top of the pecking order hen doesent bother her
    at all.it is the newcomer,and australorp and roo.
    even when they are free ranging she is on her own.
    she is so stressed that she has not layed since fall.
    she growls,and acts skittish,but other than that
    she looks healthy and has not lost any weight.
    any ideas on what might be the problem?
    Is it because she doesent look like the others?
    or maybe she is abnormal in some way?
    has anyone ever had this problem? [​IMG]
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] you don't say.... racist chicken...

    I think take out the newcomer for a while, see if there's any change.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Great idea and worth a try.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is just a wild guess, but what are the chances she is having broody feelings and just hasn`t taken a nest? Where does she stay when inside all day? Where does she sleep when not on the roost? She "growls" and acts skittish? Sounds like a broody to me. Sometimes pullets can`t get with the whole program the first time. Just my 2 cents.
     

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