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Begging For Treats By Pulling and Pecking My Clothes.

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This little girl pecks and pulls my shirt, pants, and sometimes my skin for treats. Is there anyway I can stop this behavior? It doesn't hurt (unless she hits my skin) but I'm worried when she gets older it will hurt. It's cute now but not when she gets older and can do some serious pain.
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I've seen people tell others to gently "peck" back with a finger..maybe that would help?  Good luck!

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I'd just do as salsss suggested.  I do have a few adults that still do that (mostly to me), and I honestly don't pay much attention to it.  But a simple light "peck" with your finger and a "No" should teach your chick not to do that, if you don't like it.  


Edited by teach1rusl - 5/16/16 at 9:46am

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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That's right, what the others have said. "Pecking" on the back is the way higher ranking chickens discipline underlings in the flock. It conveys the message and will correct the bad behavior. It works with all ages of chickens, so don't hesitate to discipline a naughty chick if its behavior is unacceptable.

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Thanks everyone for your awesome advice! It's not that I don't like it, it's actually really cute but I'm just afraid when she gets older it'll hurt. Thanks again everyone!
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