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Can anyone help please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wickey39, May 6, 2016.

  1. wickey39

    wickey39 New Egg

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    I'm new to keeping chickens, I have 2 8week old Peakin Bantams. One is constantly pecking the other and causing injuries! It also pecks me and won't let me hold it, just wondering if one might be a cockerel? Any advice greatly appreciated [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pecking doesn't necessarily mean ones a cockerel. It could just be an aggressive pullet. I have a hen that pecks at my feet so much that I can't go into the run without close toed shoes and pants on. Do you have any other chickens? They may just need to be seperated.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirt Bottle with a strong stream flow! Squirt it when it pecks you or others, won't hurt but sure gets the message across. I teach my chickens their boundaries in the yard, takes time but they learn. Need closer pictures, can't see their combs & body.
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS...Just figured how to get a closer look :) They look like pullets to me, pretty coloring
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Looks like pullets. Probably just being aggressive.
     
  6. wickey39

    wickey39 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the replies! I will definitely try the water bottle [​IMG]
     
  7. wickey39

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    [​IMG] This is the one that is pecking me [​IMG]
     
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