Does molting cause your chicken to get mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HennyPenny49, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. HennyPenny49

    HennyPenny49 Hatching

    Oct 18, 2008
    Orangevale, CA
    My chickens started their first big molt in August. One of them started pecking me alot and still does. I don't know why molting caused her to get so mean. She was my tamest one before. Any suggestions?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Because they get uncomfortable with all those prickles...
  3. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Largo, FL
    That happened to me, too. One of my sweetest chickens, Scarlett started molting and she acts like she's afraid of me. If I try to go near her or touch her, she puffs up and charges at me and tries to peck.....and she really looks ticked off. This is a chicken who would rest her head on my shoulder before going up to roost at night. Do they get better after the molt is finished? Please say yes!

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