Chicken aggresion

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alleychick, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Alleychick

    Alleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all! I am new to this chicken business, and am in need of some advice. I have 10 15 week old chickens. Everything seems to be running along smoothly but... i have one chicken that everytime i pick up or pet any of the other girls it attacks me and the chicken thats getting the attention. Is this normal? Do I actually have a roo? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    West TN
    Maybe a roo, maybe a jealous hen...can you post some pics for us?
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo acted that way right before he started to crow. I did not know what I was doing as far as putting him in his place. After he got to the age of 6 months he really began to act up. I then got a lot of great info on how to handle a "bad" roo, but after trying everything I read on this forum, we had to cull him. He was just too mean. If I knew then what I know now, I would have done the research while he was much younger and began letting him know that I was the Alfa roo and not him. Just a thought, since this might be a roo. There are some wonderfull articles and advice on this forum for this paticular problem.

    This is just one, in case!

    http://shilala.homestead.com/roosters.html

    Anyway - good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh by the way - [​IMG]
     
  5. Alleychick

    Alleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No i dont have any pics ready. "Her" comb and earlobes are very red and larger than the others. I wanted all hens so i have my fingers crossed!
     

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