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bossy bear or love bug?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mickeymousears, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken that follows me around (hoping for food I assume) and constantly pecks me. She pulls at my pants -her favorite spot is my butt. If I ignore it gets worse and I have to shoo her off cause it hurts. Today I was laying in the lounge chair ignoring her incessant poking and she jumped in my lap and started scratching my legs. Which actually made my cockatiel angry who caused a ruckus and she jumped off. In the past she's jumped in my face to bite food I'm eating-which wasn't ok and If I pet the duck she's right there pecking my backside raw. When I bring food to share she's of course right there begging but most of the time she takes it and drops It asking for more(or something else?). So is this dominance or adoration?
     

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