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  1. T

    Polish baby is aggressive towards others

    Not too long ago my family made the decision to buy and ship some pre-hatched babies, we chose a few chicks and a mystery box of chickens. We've raised chicks a multitude of times so we know what we're doing but never before have we had such an aggressive chick. She seems to have a fixation on...
  2. SilkySilkie

    aggressive rooster

    so i have a cochin bantam rooster and he recently started attacking everyones ankles and he draws blood he was a really sweet boy the first few days and he just suddenly attacking everytime we get near the nesting box to collect eggs,open the door that separates the rest of the backyard and the...
  3. E

    Sudden aggression?

    I have four chickens living like queens in a big shed (their outdoor area isn’t ready yet). They have multiple waterers and feeders and normally seem to be happy, besides some pecking from our top girl Gwen who’s a few years older than the other three. The order was Gwen, Chichi, Inari, &...
  4. Brooke_R

    Younger ducks getting feathers plucked out

    I recently got two Khaki Campbell ducks and now they’re fully feathered and seemed to get along okay with the older ones however lately I’ve noticed some feathers missing on their chests. And the others will occasionally bite at them. I hoped it wasn’t a big deal but I guess it got a lot worse...
  5. K

    Rooster Stopped Crowing and is Suddenly Aggressive

    Hi, this is my first post. I have a pet rooster (1yr old) who has recently stopped crowing all together and won't stop pecking me when I come close to him. He's usually a sweetheart who never pecks and loves cuddling (and crows like crazy). This started when I took him away from some hens that...
  6. W

    Wild chicken Foster Mom!

    Hello! (long back story but my question is at the end) I'm also a chicken novice! I live in Hawaii and we have TONS of wild chickens running around. Specifically, I have this 1 hen that cruises around my neighborhood with another hen and rooster. Eventually the other hen and rooster phased...
  7. B

    Young quails pecking each other

    Hi, recently i noticed that one of my two 3 week old coturnix quails suddenly just started pecking the other quail who is a few days older than it, I let them out of their box for a hour or so to let them roam free but the younger quail chased the other trying to peck it. But sometimes they...
  8. E

    Aggressive cochin! Help please!

    Hello. I have a frizzled cochin bantam and a porcelain d’uccles bantam. I have posted on here before about the cochin’s belligerent personality. Essentially, Gwen, the d’uccles, was so depressed she looked like she was going to die because of the bullying. Now, I have them separated, and...
  9. B

    Aggressive behaviour in chicks / Picking up

    Hi all, We got 5 Silk chickens (2 weeks old tomorrow) 2 days ago. Having never had chickens before, but eeveerry other animal as well as geese and runner ducks before, this might be a silly post but here I go: 1) We have made it a habit these past 3 days already to pick up and hold the chicks...
  10. O

    A complicated situation with an aggressive rooster (biting)

    Hi there, So the situation is as follows: I got a few day old chicks from a local farmer and only one of them survived. Turns out that one is a rooster (a white, factory meat one), and here comes the issue: I already have a small flock (5 chickens and one roo) and obviously, the roosters don't...
  11. FathertoFeathers

    Aggressive Muscovy Drake

    About three weeks ago I purchased three Muscovy Ducks two hens and one drake. The first two weeks went by with no incident and they got along well. But this week he has completely switched personalities. He has been relentlessly chasing my other ducks and pulling out their feathers. He'll grab...
  12. L

    Wyandotte hen gone broody, and shes mean!

    my wyandotte hen has gone broody but she doesn’t have a man so how should i go about this!?
  13. amymae1100

    Rooster Hen Ratio

    So apparently now have 1 silkie cockerel:idunnoas well as a cochin that is working on crowing at the moment. Total, I will have 4 regular sized girls and 2 banty hens (2 toms too, but I don't count them because they could care less about the whole thing lol). Can I keep the cochin and the silkie...
  14. FathertoFeathers

    Are muscovy males aggressive?

    I have four other ducks and was thinking about getting some Muscovy Ducks. I know that the breed is pretty popular but I just wanted to know if the males are aggressive. I have a dog who tries to get the ducks sometimes and ive had them die from trying to protect the flock and being too...
  15. Scissors65

    Aggressive Leghorn, What can I do now?

    Advise please! I'm sorry this is a little long. I have a Leghorn hen (Pearl) 21 weeks old. She started laying a little over two weeks ago and her sister (Opal) started laying one week earlier, and they lay everyday. I also have two New Hampshires. Pearl loves my attention. She has actually...
  16. CalBickieMomma

    Young Guinea Fowl Showing Aggression

    Hello! I currently have eleven 10-11 week old chicks (mixed flock with at least one roo) in a 144 sq ft run and a 36 sq ft attached coop (with about 32 sq ft sectioned off inside the run for my older hen who is getting used to the new chickens). With the younger chickens I also have a Guinea...
  17. JessWolo

    Aggressive female towards male duck

    Hi all! Looking for some opinions. I have one specific female runner duck that is constantly chasing, biting at, and pushing out of the flock a younger male runner. This just started happening today. Prior to, she used to always be by his side, and me and my husband used to joke they were...
  18. Wonderling

    Aggressive Rooster needs more hens?

    My big rooster got pretty protective once he got his hens but he's getting even more so lately. He only has 2 hens, would getting more hens for him help? I figured maybe he's being overprotective since he only has the 2 and if he had more he'd mellow out a bit. I was thinking I might just get a...
  19. W

    Bored Chickens make a not so fun time

    I have 13 egg laying hens. They are being incredibly aggressive, with humans and with each other (biting, not pecking, the. Faces of my father and I, and flying up to bite us for we are in there). I was wondering if there was anything you guys knew that would help. I gave them a rolling...
  20. L

    Keeping Roosters That Others Hate

    Hi! We have chickens at our barn where we also board horses. Two of our chickens are aggressive roosters and while our family has trained them not to be aggressive to us, our public boarders are being attacked and we cannot train every new barn visitor to establish their dominance. Our...
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