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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Thechefchicks, May 14, 2011.

  1. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have all hens but it seems like a few are trying to go for me when i go into the coop/run to fill their water and food, 2 of them ruffle feathers and go for my feet and hands. What can i do and are they maybe roosters instead, they DO NOT crow at all, unlike my bantams that were roosters????????
     
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Can you post pics?
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't wear flip flops. Lol, mine are overly friendly and will come jump on me and peck at my clothes, shoes, freckles, etc. They just want their treats.
     
  4. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am too new on the site. But the ones in question are Black Sex links and none have white on them anywhere. I am still trying to get the pics of them off my phone, w/o success. Are they perhaps trying to see who the Alpha female may be????
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julienkc may have something there with the shoes...I know people have said even if they wear a certain color pants,etc,the chickens go beserk. They aren't by any chance RED shoes are they? Chickens are obsessed with pecking red.You didn't say how old they were?
    Sorry,didn't notice how new you were [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG] As for the hands...do you hand feed them? Maybe they think you have a treat?
     
  6. Thechefchicks

    Thechefchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    The ones that go for my feet are ~12 weeks old. I have been wearing dirty white shoes out there since they are no good anyways. I havent hand feed them and i handled them a lot when they were in their brooder. I find it funny and when she goes for my feet i pick her up and carry her for a few minutes.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm....does it seem threatening? Or does it seem curious? Hard to say when you can't see it....but if it is threatening,picking her up and "schooling" her on who's boss should work I would think if they are only 12 weeks.I would also hold her while feeding the others so she knows her behavior is not paying off [​IMG] They do go through a funny "teenage" stage I think.Then they relax more after they get used to routines. [​IMG]
     

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