In the Brooder
- Apr 13, 2011
Lately my 4 month old pullets have started pecking me really hard, yesterday one latched onto my arm and today it happened again and this time blood was drawn. I raised these girls from 4 days old and they were handled gently and often. I used to hand feed them treats, could this have resorted in their pecking? They don't seem mean about it, rather curious, like they are looking for something. But since they peck now it has become less pleasurable to be with them because it hurts! Is there a way to correct this? I have stopped hand feeding them...I know with horses hand feeding can lead to biting and I wasn't sure if chickens are the same way? Help! I don't like being a human pin cushion!!