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Chicken bites bare hands

post #1 of 5
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My hen loves to snuggle with me when I have gloves on, but bites if she sees bare hands. This wasn't a problem until I recently came back from a vacation. Any advice?
post #2 of 5

They will bite at freckles, scabs or spots....

....'peck' her on the head, with the end of your finger, when she does it and tell her no.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #3 of 5
I agree with @aart . I've also found they'll peck your eyes, teeth, or painted finger or toe nails. Or anything shiny.
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"The world is full of evil and lies and pain and death, and you can't hide from it; you can only face it. The question is, when you do—How do you respond? Who do you become?
~Phil Coulsin

"Is the true lesson what the teacher teaches, or what the student learns?"
~Mace Windu

~~~~~~My God's Not Dead!~~~~~~
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post #4 of 5
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Actually, she aggressively bites to the point where she bruises me. She's a strange thing though, she now accepts my left hand but still savagely attacks my right because logic.
post #5 of 5

I would sit her on my lap and tuck her head down with one hand while petting her thoroughly with the other. Until she submitted ... sounds like she's trying to be the boss of you!

 

You don't need to hurt her. Just force her to submit to you. Including letting you handle and pet her. She'll learn.


Edited by DiamondFrazieur - 10/7/15 at 7:04pm
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