Ever have a chicken you didn't like?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by princess araucana, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    I, like many of you am kindly referred to chicken lady. They sit on my lap, I share my ice cream, you name it: I love chickens.

    Then why does this new chicken of mine just rub me the wrong way?!!
    I feel like she gives the stink eye, taught the other 3 chicks to be paranoid freaks and actually scratched my face and drew blood when I was trying to get her back in the pen!!! [​IMG]

    I am tempted to give her back to the friend I got her from...
    But feel like she bonded with the other newbies.

    Would it stress the other youngsters if I got rid of her (and the newly vocal roo!)? [​IMG]
     
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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Give her back. The flock wil lbe fine.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, I had one whose personality just rubbed me the wrong way. When I gave a friend my roo and two of his favorite hens to restart her flock, nameless went with him.
     
  4. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    Thanks for the support!

    I think I will keep 2 of the 4 I have raised, give back "Miss Ohio" ("she wants to do right, but not right now" -Gillian Welch!) and the roo. Keep the cuckoo maran and the RIR

    He is gorgeous! THe free fancy chick from McMurray, a silver spangled hamburg. I thought since he was a bantam he might be a little more quiet, but now I don't think so...
     
  5. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

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    Yes! Rooster named Big Whitey.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    And to answer your thread's question: sorta. We have a banty cochin we got when she was a couple of months old. She is nearly 1 1/2 years old and has never laid an egg. Her personality is nearly nonexistant... so much so that I sometimes call her "Lump". I love the other chickens a lot. I don't want to see Tribble croak but when it's her time, I won't be heart-broken.
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Noooooooooooo!!!!! Give it a little bit of time and see what happens. Give the chicken another week. She/ he just might be scared.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have had several hundred chickens from time to time, and yes there was a bad one or two in there somewhere.

    AL
     
  10. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    One or two little roos that liked to chase and fight - they fo to freezer camp tomorrow as a matter of fact. That is IF hubby gets my plucker done! My ladies have not given me any trouble so far. I do have some I prefer over the others, some that will live out their lives as long as that may be and they have names, and some that I will probably replace next year with pullets/chicks since I'm not that attached to them. There are degrees to which I "care" for my chickens. Sorry, but there it is! [​IMG]
     

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