aggressive hen toward me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smarsh, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mixed pullet (part game, maran, and others) about 6-1/2 months old, who has already been broody by the way, that is very aggressive toward me if I try to touch any of the other hens or her to a lesser degree. She does just attack, she draws blood, has flown right in my face and i stand 6'5. She acts very much like a rooster. anyone else experience this? I slapped her a little silly over the weekend and have put a halt to it for now.
     
  2. Dutchess

    Dutchess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds to me like she thinks she's the rooster. When you don't have a rooster one of the hens will take over and ACT like a rooster! It's happened to me, just not to the degree your experiencing. I think it sounds like you showed her whos the boss, hopefully she'll behave! [​IMG]
     
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try acting "like a chicken" and peck her back...one of mine was very aggressive with me so I started poking (lightly) her with a small stick to emulate pecking and now she gives me my space!
     
  4. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd grab her and put her in the submissive position. My girls stomp their feet and squat with their shoulders flared a bit offering themselves to their rooster. Yes, I am considered the rooster by some of my chickens. Forcing her into the submissive position might get it through her head that she is not the rooster.
     

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