Weird Behavior need some advice

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JessSoDak, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. JessSoDak

    JessSoDak New Egg

    Apr 9, 2015
    South Dakota
    Just wondering a few ideas of how to get my girls to play nice. My oldest hen RIR 2.5 yrs old is very lethargic, uninterested in food and is getting full fledged attacked by two almost 1yr old Black Stars. When I open the run to put food in they will run her into the coop and in a corner, one of them has come after me more and more frequently too. This morning in hopes to keep boost Red's energy I put the two snots in an extra coop. Red has a friend with the Delaware so she is not a lone but I would like to see her perk up. Any thought of how long I should keep them separate or recommendations to perk up my sweet Red? Any ideas would be helpful.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Shazam Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Sounds more like she's ill or not feeling well, so I would try to see if there's a reason. Other birds will attack a sick flock mates.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    How long have these bird been living together and how much space do they have(feet by feet) in coop and run?

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