chicken an attitude and temper tantrums

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MsBrenda, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. MsBrenda

    MsBrenda In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2010
    Birnamwood, Wi
    I am new to caring for chickens. I've had the flock about a month so far. They are older chickens, about 2 years old. 11 chickens and 1 rooster. I have 6 white leghorns, 4 black something and a red star. Today I noticed one of the leghorns sitting on the nest too long so I thought I'd gently just take the egg out from under her. She pecked aggressively at my hand and when I started to shoo her out of the nesting box, she turned around and started pecking at the egg! I got the egg before she damaged it but is this normal behavior?
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    You just might have a broody hen! Unusual in a Leghorn.

    After rereading..... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010

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