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Aggressive chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pjschubert, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. pjschubert

    pjschubert Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 chickens born on March 1, 2016. 5 of them are laying. The black sex link Lucy has always been sweet but since she started laying she has began pecking at the other chickens and if I pet another chicken she comes over and pecks my hand really hard. Is she trying to be a rooster? LOL She is laying double yoke eggs, yeah!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    She has reached the age when the pecking order suddenly really matters. It's normal for them to to be a bit more pushy in the months around the start of lay. Most calm down a bit after a month or so. It's pretty common for sex links to lay double yolked eggs. Sometimes they are too high production hens.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Peck her back....pronto!
    Use finger tips to 'peck' her on the head or where ever.....be fast and firm, like they are.
     
  4. pjschubert

    pjschubert Out Of The Brooder

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    Just went out to collect eggs and leaned down to pet other chickens and she came running over and pecked my hand pretty hard. I thumped her beak and told her no! Don't know if that works like it does on dogs but I have to do something. She bullies the others and she is so much smaller than them.
     

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