Agressive Chicken... towards humans?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hichickhi, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. yes this chicken is just very curious and agressive

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  2. no there is something else going on here

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  1. hichickhi

    hichickhi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys,
    I know there are multiple threads on here about agressive chickens but i couldnt find any quite like mine. I have a hen that i have raised (along with 5 others) from about a week old. Ive had her for about 5 months now and recently she started being extremely "pecky" towards me and any other humans really. Every time i come in the coop she runs over to me and starts pecking my legs and feet violently, and when i pick her up she pecks my hand. I wasnt too worried as i thought it was just curiousity but the other day she bit my hand and held on to it!! I eventually shook her loose but she even drew a bead of blood. Ive never had a chicken like this, and its starting to worry me. The other 5 that were raised the exact same at the same time have none of these tendancies. Also just thought I would add for the curious I am extremely gentile and nice to my chickens, they really live the pampered life so Ive ruled out the possiblilty that ive mistreated her. Do I just have an agressive chicken??? or is something else going on here

    Ps: also as far as i know she does NOT peck other chickens, only humans lol
     
  2. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! [​IMG] IMO, in our quest to tame, they try behaviors, Yay, they sat in my lap and accepted me, but OUCH! They pecked me! It's a balance. Not aggressive. Yay, I hand fed them! She learned to peck your hand. I'd let it go. If she's bothering you, like so many young animals do before they learn the rules, you could try a squirt bottle as a deterrent. Best of luck!
     
  3. hichickhi

    hichickhi Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! i will definetly spend some more time with them hand feeding and petting. glad to know this is normal.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    At five months they are becoming sexually mature, she's moody and wants to dominate you. I would either ignore her or use something like a rake or broom to block her, she should calm down a bit after she starts laying. They get a little goofy sometimes as they approach laying.
     
  5. hichickhi

    hichickhi Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! i was getting worried, glad to know its normal and it will pass. she hasnt layed yet so im sure this is what is happening
     

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