Can anyone help??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wickey39, May 6, 2016.

  1. wickey39

    wickey39 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    May 6, 2016
    Hi, I'm new to chicken keeping and have never really had much experience with them! We have bought 2 8week old Pekin Bantams as they are suppose to be really friendly... One is constantly pecking the other... Is this normal? The golden one has caused the lavender to have an injury above her beak and it also pecks us too and hates being held. The lavender is much sweeter and doesn't mind being handled! Are we doing something wrong? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,571
    115
    151
    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Are you sure you don't have a cockerel?
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

    11,656
    2,879
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
  4. wickey39

    wickey39 New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    May 6, 2016
    Thanks for replying! I'm not sure if i have a cockerel, they were both suppose to be hens. How do I tell the difference at this age? Thanks for link, I will try putting some things up to distract them. I've read about pecking them back but I can't get close enough... He/she either runs from me or flys up at me to peck me [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

    11,656
    2,879
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    If you post in the "what breed or gender?" forum I'm sure someone can help you!
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    7,594
    435
    346
    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    X2
    And... :welcome
     
  7. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

    15,653
    3,560
    481
    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    [​IMG] Hope you can get the pecking taken care of.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,771
    18,194
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. The links given will help you work out the possible reasons why one chick s being aggressive towards the other.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,807
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,620
    12,061
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If the bird attacks you too, I would be thinking of rehoming it or inviting it to lunch.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by