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Unsettled and fighting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by venus, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. venus

    venus Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you please help with suggestions?

    I've got 4 brown shavers who have been together since day one and are nearly two years old. Yesterday the one that has just gone through a full moult (it's just coming into spring here in NZ) starting attacking two of the others. She has brought blood on the comb of one of them. Is it just a "who rules the roost" fight in spring?

    I partitioned her off from the others last night in the same coop. When I let her in with the others again this morning she laid her egg then went straight in for a fight again. I've put her in a separate cage for the day whilst I go to work. They can still see each other and call to each other as they're about 10 feet away. It's noisy!!

    How long should I separate them for? Should I try reintroducing her every day? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    This might work better if you separate her for about a week, out of sight and hearing of the others.
     

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