I have a (normally docile) bantam. Almost three weeks ago, we had to pen the chooks instead of letting them run the yard because our landlord expects us to have and maintain grass.
Henny-Penny has always done this to a certain extent but it's much more pronounced in the close quarters of their pen. She squats for me ALL THE TIME (I have actually tripped over her) and let's me pick her up with no problem, BUT when I start picking up or checking out the other girls, she goes straight for my hands and pecks the heck outta me! It seems like she's being protective, but maybe she's just jealous? Any ideas on how to stop the pecking?
Any and all feedback is much welcome!