Do you have in Juvenile Delinquents in your flock ? ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by math ace, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have some POL pullets that I SWEAR [​IMG] [​IMG] are juvenile Deliquents. They are about 5 months old.

    They are with some older girls. The older girls know the routine and are faithfully obedient. NOT so with my Juvenile Deliquents. I have a nightly routine of leading the girls from their free range area to the coop every evening. I let them out of the free range area and call the girls and make little clucking noises - - like the roo. EVERYONE follows me, even the roo. They are ALL at my heels EXCEPT the Juvenile Deliquents. We all go Left and they go right. We go forward, they go backward. I say "come" and they "go away"

    These girls have ALWAYS been ornery! Hence, they are my juvenile deliquents.
    What breeds you ask - - -


    Do you have any Juvenile Deliquents ? ? Hard Headed birds that just insist on doing it their way ! ! [​IMG]

    If so, what breeds are they?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  2. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    2 little OEGB. Total struggle every night.
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Standard blue cochin EVERY night she hides in tall grass so I don't put her in. She has slept outside this summer when I could not find her.
  4. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2010
    Oakland county ,MI
    2 rocks... have to chase them down every night........ GRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    Yep, 1 Speckled Sussex Pullet and 1 Buff Orp pullet.

    Last one's in every night.

    Everyone else heads in at dusk those two head to my fence to jump into my neighbors yard.[​IMG]
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    We raised 4 different hatches this year mostly free-ranging and I think all of them go through that stage at one time or another. We refer to the *teenagers*. They stay out late, run around, fly where they aren't supposed to. They drive our dog crazy as she tries to discipline them. Most of them grow out of it, some not soon enough!
    We have EEs, orps and marans. They all do it.
  7. Mr Grandcanyon

    Mr Grandcanyon Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2010
    St. Johns, AZ
    Maybe they are "Chicken Libbers" Check if they have burned their bras..... [​IMG]
  8. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have two Black Copper Marans pullets, who aren't really JD --more the 'wild child' girls.. They are flighty--All the older hens come out of the run in a hurry but not like the devil is after them! The two BCM girls--come flying, jumping, literally BOUNCING out! Then Lord help if a leaf or twig falls!!!
  9. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    My 4 BR's are the first in the coop in the evening, but one of them always stands in the doorway and refuses to let any of the other 11 in. She does it every evening until I move her away from the door so the others will climb the ramp.
  10. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps


    really funny...

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