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Don't bite me!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fussy8, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie bantam was laying an egg while i was setting up the winter gear in the coop and she pulled two americana eggs and our other silkies egg under her. well i took the eggs like normal, didn't think about it but she was watching. the next day i came in to find that she had not layed an egg. i squated down to...talk to the chickens( I know i'm crazy!!) and i saw our americana/EE was pushing around a very small silkie egg out in the run. i ran around to get the egg and the silkie that layed it attacked me!!!!! It was not a little bite it was a ferosious bite more than once and she guarded it with her body then all the hens gathered around and attacked me!! Why did she do that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. heatherscreations1969

    heatherscreations1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is broody babe [​IMG]

    The most placid chicken in the world will change nature when broody lol.
     
  3. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...broody. I'm hoping my broody silkie will take care of my 3week old chicks that I have in my brooder.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yep, she wants to be a mom and you're taking her prospective babies!
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Instinct is strong and you are taking her potential baby away....
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:X2

    Chris
     
  7. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens don't have teeth, they don't bite,they peck.
    She sounds broody. But, are you really afraid of a silky?
     
  8. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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