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BO pecking hard

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eckowes, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. eckowes

    eckowes Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all
    I have 5 BO that are about 24 weeks old . I finally got my first egg last week yay!!! All of my girls have white looking feet bit one. She has golden orange feet trying to figure out why one would have a different color on her feet than the rest... But my main question is she is mean, I've always been able to love on all of them and within the last month or so she's gotten very aggressive. She will run across the run to bite me. When I say bite I mean literally she has drawn blood, puffs her chest out and will try to claw me at the same time... Crazy!!! What can I do if anything? She doesn't peck at the other girls or anything just me? And does anyone know why she would have different colored feet than the rest?
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could she actually be a he?
     
  3. eckowes

    eckowes Out Of The Brooder

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    Wouldn't she be crowing if she was a he?
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Some roosters are silent. It's not very common.

    Do you have any pictures?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Post pics of all...good whole body side shots and some good head shots.
     
  6. eckowes

    eckowes Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do thanks... For some reason I can't post pics from my phone so I will try the computer when I get home
     
  7. eckowes

    eckowes Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my mean girl! Or at least I think she is a girl lol. Any thoughts? I will try to post pics of the others later... wish I could post from my phone I have tons of pics
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh, she's all girl for sure. She's simply decided she's boss of you, and apparently you agree. Don't let her close enough to you to bite or claw. When she gets that close, or makes any aggressive moves toward you, stomp and yell and chase her off a little ways. Trust me, she won't be afraid of you, she'll simply respect you. No hand feeding, no treats for her until she accepts she can not attack you anymore.
     
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  9. eckowes

    eckowes Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I picked her up and held her earlier (not to her liking at all) and just made her stay still for a bit. I started that adventure with gloves this time lol. After about 10 minutes she calmed down, took my gloves off loved on her a little bit and put her back with the rest. She then kind of ignored me the rest of the time... better than attacking I guess lol. Hoping this will work if I keep at it.
     
  10. Xiao Casa

    Xiao Casa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! My hens tried to do that when the were really young, but I did what you are doing now and they got over it.
     
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