Why won't my hens allow post-broody hen back into the flock?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wattlewaddle, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. wattlewaddle

    wattlewaddle New Egg

    Sep 26, 2010
    One of our hens was broody and hogging the nest box, and so we separated her from the others until she layed again. She was away from the other hens for about a week, and now when we try to reunite them, they chase her away. They've all slept together in the coop, but when daylight comes, she won't come out into the run, b/c she seems afraid. Today while they were on free range, she was chased by 2 other hens, and tried to escape thru the fence posts. Any advice would be helpful, we'd like to keep from culling her if at all possible, but can't keep them separate forever!
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
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