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18 week old female is attacking me!!??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rainbowgardens, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    One of my buckeyes has begun attacking me when I'm walking around outside. She runs up to me with her chest out then jumps onto my calf and scratches at it. Just a while ago I was sitting out there and she jumped onto my hand and did the same thing.
    I'm worried that she may need to go into the pot a little early. Is there a way to discourage this behavior? I haven't tried kicking her or doing anything to scare her in case that would only cement this dislike of me into her mind. On the other hand, if I need to establish my dominance over her in order to stop this, I will.
    I know nothing about chicken mis-behavior, so any advise will be wonderful.

  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
    Maybe she secretly knows your gonna eat her. [​IMG]

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