Smack-down in yard!


9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
Kingman, ARIZONA
Yesterday I heard an awful comotion going on in the hen yard. I raced out and saw hens attacking "something",. I thought is was my favorelle hens, but is was a "teenage" piegon! The hens were pecking it to death and I couldn't stand it and broke it up. The piegon 's back was de-nuded of feathers,bruised and both wings broken. I moved it out for my husband to destroy. But it died very quickly. I had also found 2 other piegons in yard and was upset they died of a disease and that had me very worried for my hens sake. My question is-Is this behavior normal/ why did they do it,. I have had hens for 5 years now and this has never happened before. Oh and the Rooster Bob, well he ran the other way!!


In the Brooder
6 Years
Jun 27, 2013
Mine have attacked and killed sparrows that have gotten into their run. I think it's for the same reason they attack new chickens, they see it as an interloper that needs to be chased away.

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