I have 7 lovely hens. They are 8 weeks old.
They are out in their new coop and have plenty of room. I have loved and handled them from day 1.
The 2 Barred rocks. My problem girls.
They are not just pecking me, they are biting. Yes, they are actually biting me- hard sometimes where it HURTS.
For example, if I'm sitting with a couple of the others in my lap, the BR will sneak around and BITE my arm.
Then I yell & push her back but it happens so fast, like a stinking ambush. Then she'll strut around, chest all puffed out like Ms. THING
- and yesterday she attacked another hen after that, plucked a feather right off her.
Then they'll fly up and want to sit in my lap.
Darn BULLIES they are
Please help me discipline these ladies, I dont like this behavior, it is not acceptable. I have always prided myself in my well behaved animals, but this is new to me.
I mean, CAN you discipline a chicken??
Perp 1: Delilah
Perp 2: Dottie
Edited by LauraG - 6/25/10 at 4:17am