Bullying hen

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Frizzle1

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Bullying hen
« on: June 13, 2020, 19:32 »
Can anyone give any advice to stop one of my hens bullying one particular hen in the flock they have everything they need and are free range. She was so bad last week she made the other hen bleed where she was trying to get away she must have ran into something. The bleeding was so bad I had to bath her and keep her separate for a few days but sheís better now but itís still the same. Iím at a loose end now as what to do for the best. They are all bearded Silkies but this one is bigger I think she is a ordinary silkie maybe thatís why. Sheís not plucking feather at all and two more wonít go near her sheís so nasty

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grinling

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Re: Bullying hen
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 22:37 »
Some try beak clips.
I have always picked up an offending hen and put under my arm, carry her around for a while,whilst chatting. I prefer to be the boss. Might have to repeat it

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Re: Bullying hen
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 23:10 »
Thanks for that Iíll try anything. Iíll have a go tomorrow if I can catch her sheís not a hen that is easily picked up but Iíve got to try itís not fair on the other one sheís so laid back and quiet, loves being held all,day if you let her

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Re: Bullying hen
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 16:27 »
What about trying a water pistol. Not the super soaker just a squirt props from a washing up bottle.

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Re: Bullying hen
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 17:22 »
Thanks for the advice about the water that one I will also keep in mind, sounds good can only try



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