Food Stealing

EEchickens

In the Brooder
7 Years
Feb 19, 2012
90
0
31
my chicken just like killed me when i got outside.then she stole my bread and ran.how do you prevent this?
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Enchanted Sunrise Farms

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 26, 2007
4,255
59
274
Fair Oaks, California
i get tackled if i go outside with any kind of food in my hands. Even though all my birds have feed 24/7, they love extra treats. i think the only way to stop it is to not go out with any food in your hands you don't want to give away.
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hotrodflash

Songster
7 Years
Oct 18, 2012
441
33
117
East Texas
Teach them not to take food from you that you are not giving to them. I don't allow mine to fly at me especially at my face. Mine peck at my rubber boots but it doesn't hurt. They also peck at my fingers but they are wanting more treats because I am just not fast enough passing the treats out. If mine are doing something that I don't want them to do, I bump their breast with my fingers making them back up. I started doing that when they were days old. So now I rarely have an issue of one getting too aggressive. Granted mine are still young, 9-12 weeks, so I will wait and see what issues I have when the hormones hit in the roosters. They also know that when I snap my fingers and say no that it means to stop being aggressive towards each other. They are trainable, it just takes work and time. If I had small children, it would be time I would gladly put in to keep my children safe. Just my thoughts and what is working for me.
 

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