Aggression issues

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by neelie nix, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I am some what new at being a chicken mommy. I had some Dominiques that I loved and something got them. I just got some Plymouth rocks thinking that they would be the same temperament and they are not. They are aggressive little pullets. They will try to peck me when I feed them. I have done research on them and says that are good tempered birds. is there a reason that they are this way with me. they are in a elevated rabbit cage with a nesting box on built on the back of it. I am putting them grass in with them and I have left them a forage treat in their cage. [​IMG]
     
  2. JaysGirl

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    I am anxious to see the responses you get. I am getting my chicks on Thursday and was going to get 2 buff Orps and 4 rocks because I read the same thing about their temperament. Thought they would get along well. Now I'm nervous!![​IMG]
     
  3. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    I had my doms and they were amazing and then something got them and got these new rocks they are somewhat aggressive. I am not sure what to do about this. I have let them out a couple of times and they are hard to get back in the house and they want to peck at you when you feed. I am discouraged about them [​IMG] but I wish you the best with your babies.
     
  4. JaysGirl

    JaysGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I've read BO are docile and can get picked on sometimes, I would hate for that to happen. I didn't want to get all BO because I read they are broody frequently, so I thought I would all get rocks. Do you think I should get all BO to be safe? This is my first time so I am just clueless and overly cautious! Did you get the rocks as chicks?
     
  5. JaysGirl

    JaysGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Get "some" rocks. Not all[​IMG]
     
  6. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new too. Is it aggression? Mine do it rarely very gently like they want me to hurry. A side note. I have four assorted breeds, and my Choc Orp are the most affectionate, but no one picks on them. They are also huge chicks though.
    Lisa
     
  7. neelie nix

    neelie nix Out Of The Brooder

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    I got home as cabbages and they stayed inside until they got some feathers and it seems like aggression.when I try to unlock the gate to the pen the will repeckmy fingers and try to fly out at me
     
  8. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm awfully tired so please feel free to correct...

    From what I'm reading, you are keeping them in rabbit cages with nesting boxes on the back?

    How many sf per bird do you have? Coop or run space?
     
  9. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they see the grass and really want to go there. Like if its 100 out and we see a cool pool?
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Good Questions...also how old are they?

    Most birds need to be handled frequently from chick-hood, with calm and firm confidence.
    Hand feeding can lead to finger pecking if birds are not 'disciplined' for doing so.

    Different lines of and individual birds can have different temperaments and 'aggression' levels.
    Many chickens are not and will never be cuddly lap pets...you may have to adjust your expectation and behaviors.
     

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