Chicken pecking at my feet after holding her. - Page 2
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I, too, have what I call her, a psycho chicken. I'm laying in bed in the morning and can hear her "moans" loud until I come let her out. Then she pecks my feet. Then I pick her up. She either makes happy noises or growls. When I put her down, she will attack my hand! When I'm taking care of the other pens, she is calling for me and continues to do so until I go back and pick her up. By then she's hopefully had enough and will leave me alone for a while. Sometimes I think her attacks are my punishment for not being at her beck and call!
There are only a few of mine who want to be picked up. The rest just hang out with me.
We too have a 2 y/o Barred Rock named Oreo who has been lame since she was 6 mo old. Oreo comes up to me and stands on my shoes wanting to be picked up. We go sit on a bench and she falls asleep on my lap. But she is actually #2/8 in the pecking order. I think some are just more affectionate than others, just like the rest of us.
I also have a very affectionate 7 month old Barred Rock named Roget pronounced:
I don't know where the name came from. I had never heard the name before, however this very special baby chick came right up to me the first day & was extra friendly and has not changed (to my liking). One day, when it was time to start naming my chicks, she was the first one & the name just popped out of my mouth!? Now she just lets herself in, jumping over the barrier I put in front of the back door, and she comes in & jumps on my lap when I'm on the computer and closes her eyes when I pet her. Her voice sometimes brings tears of joy. Even though I have never had chickens in the past, I cannot imagine not having them now. The rest of my small flock are all special in some way, as well.