What Is My Chicken Doing To Its Flock?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SkylaSilkie, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. SkylaSilkie

    SkylaSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2012
    My Coop
    Hey,I need URGENT help! My Barrled Rock hen is trying to,I don't know, KILL! Please help! This has been going on for WEEKS now. Im so sad because she tried at least ONCE to kill everyone in the flock[​IMG]. Is there any real cause, or should she just live alone for the rest of her life?
  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    Seperate her immediately. Make a makeshift run and if you can bring her in the house at night in a carrier or box, and keep her away from the other hens for a week or so. reintroduce her to the flock and let the pecking order take its place again. If she is mean and vicious again, make her stay away for a longer period, maybe 2 weeks. Hope this helps, I will be praying for your flock!
  3. growyourbrew

    growyourbrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2012
    Agreed. The pecking order will change after you separate and reintroduce her. Keep a close eye on all of them during reintroduction. It might change it to all the others picking on her at that time!

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