do the chickens bite even when they are old

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by guerrera567, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    if i raise them from babies, will they bite me when they get older
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They might.
     
  3. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 19 week old hens don't bite me but my rooster does and then I kick him.
     
  4. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    dont u think that is kind of mean
     
  5. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old are ya? Youve got a LOT to learn.
     
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Please send me a PM if you want to discuss chickens one-to-one. I saw your post asking if ownimg chickens gets "old".
    You seem to have a lot of questions and I would be happy to help you with them.

    In my experience chickens do not bite. An occasional light peck may happen every now and then. But only if I'm messing with a broody hen sitting on a nest of eggs. I'd peck someone messing with my kids too!
     
  7. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    what do you mean
     
  8. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe try reading some of the literature on this website about chickens, raising chicks, raising chickens, and chicken breeds. There you might have many of your questions answered.
     
  9. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the roosters of most breeds tend to be a little... meaner than you'd think, I've got scars all over my legs to prove it LOL! Sometimes the only thing you can do is kick 'em or similar stuff. You'll learn more when ya get 'em, make sure ya start off with full grown hens, that way you wont get any roo's. Hens are usually a lot better for pets.
     
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  10. newchicks

    newchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any roosters, but my two girls have never actually bit me. But the other day I was sitting with the girls giving them treats and one of them must have decided that the inside of my thigh looked tastie...yuk, so I did get a little nip, but no one has tried since, I think she was just confused about what her treats were, or was overly excited. [​IMG]
     

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