Aggressive chick?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lesler5, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Lesler5

    Lesler5 In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2011
    I have some chicks here (all supposed to be pullets) that are about 8 to 10 weeks old. There are fairly friendly but I have noticed in the past few days, one of my ameracauna chicks rushes the door when I put feed in and starts pecking at my hands and arms rather than going for the food. Is this normal? She doesn't bother my 2 year old son at all when he visits them. Any ideas?

  2. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chirping

    May 17, 2011
    Colorado Springs
    next time she does it....Gently push her down and hold her there until she submits. I do it with all my chickens now they all squat when I enter the coup.
  3. Lesler5

    Lesler5 In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2011
    Thanks. I was thinking maybe she's the boss of this young flock. I'll be integrating them with the 5 month olds soon, so that might change her behavior too I hope
  4. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    Portland OR
    Quote:It will most likely make it worse. She is at the naughty teenager stage but yes, push her on the floor and hold her there.

  5. serenityNH

    serenityNH Songster

    Mar 7, 2011
    Raymond, NH
    I had a horribly aggressive black orpington chick that was I believe about 4 weeks old when I brought it home. That chick who ended up being a roo was the meanest little thing I ever saw, it would always go at my face and would make me bleed something fierce- he especially loved go go for my lips and would hang on with all his might. I was convinced he was the devil [​IMG] and I was scared, let me tell you!

    I tried all kinds of advice but nothing worked. So I just ignored him completely, it was easier once he was out in the coop and not in the brooder. Eventually he ended up being the sweetest thing, wanting to sit on me all the time while I petted him- it was actually amazing how he turned around.

    So my best advice is to ignore the chick, it worked for me!

    Good luck [​IMG]

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