3 week old chick is attacking me!!! pics added

chickencity

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I have one little chick that is just plain mean! she is a 3 week old golden sexlink. every time i put my hand in the brooder she runs up and pecks me and then comes at me with her feet. when i pick her up she usually stops. how do i stop her from this b-4 she gets big and starts to hurt me?

here are some pics of him or her



 
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lurky

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Are you sure its a girl? I have one that does that to me and I have been assuming its a boy because of it.
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
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Jan 18, 2008
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Are you sure she is not a he? That is usually an aggressive behavior associated with males.

Everytime the chick does it, pick it up and hold it for a while.
 

DTchickens

Crowing
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Mar 23, 2008
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Quote:hold her everyday. ALOT. get her to start trusting you. Also let her know whose boss. Pet er. etc. or she may just be one of those chickens that will fight and attack you until you pick them up (usually only occurs in roosters?) i would try to handle him/her as much as possible. maybe even feed her/him treats from your hands.
 

chickencity

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Mar 21, 2008
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im pretty sure that its a she (hopefully) its looks just like the other pullets i have one sexlink that is diffrent and im assuming that, that one would be the roo. if i pick it up every time it comes after me would it eventually start doing it b/c it wants to be picked up or stop doing b/c it doesn't want to picked up?
 

pips&peeps

There is no "I" in Ameraucana
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Newman Lake, WA
I have a little wheaten roo, (I can tell it is a he by the feathers) that ran up to me everytime I put my hand in the brooder.

The other chickies were scared and he is just being protective. Once he figured out that I was not a threat he stopped.
 

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