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Can anyone help please?

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I'm new to keeping chickens, I have 2 8week old Peakin Bantams. One is constantly pecking the other and causing injuries! It also pecks me and won't let me hold it, just wondering if one might be a cockerel? Any advice greatly appreciated 😊
Edited by wickey39 - 5/6/16 at 11:21am
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The pecking doesn't necessarily mean ones a cockerel. It could just be an aggressive pullet. I have a hen that pecks at my feet so much that I can't go into the run without close toed shoes and pants on. Do you have any other chickens? They may just need to be seperated.
post #3 of 7

Squirt Bottle with a strong stream flow!  Squirt it when it pecks you or others, won't hurt but sure gets the message across.  I teach my chickens their boundaries in the yard, takes time but they learn.  Need closer pictures, can't see their combs & body.

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PS...Just figured how to get a closer look :)  They look like pullets to me, pretty coloring

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Looks like pullets. Probably just being aggressive.
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks everyone for the replies! I will definitely try the water bottle 😊
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This is the one that is pecking me 😭
Edited by wickey39 - 5/6/16 at 1:23pm
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