Silkies shunning brooding momma

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funfeatheredfeet, May 17, 2010.

  1. funfeatheredfeet

    funfeatheredfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    My brooding momma Silkie sat on her eggs till past the 21 day term. Once I put her back with the group, they are all being so mean to her and now she stays away from the whole group...scared. Is there anything I can do to make this transition easier on her? I am fairly new to the chicken world but love it!!
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Unfortunately, there is little you can do for your hen. She must re-establish her place in the pecking order. Just keep an eye on her and make sure her mates don't beat her up too badly. Good luck.
     
  3. funfeatheredfeet

    funfeatheredfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    O.K. I've been like a momma hen, myself, watching after her. After a few days, it has gotten better but I still watch. For a couple days she was avoiding joining her clan. Today I notice she is with them but leary and on the edge of the pack. I will keep watch. Thank you for your imput. I really appreciate it!
     

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