Girls Behaving Badly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thegreatfandango, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    Have 6 RIR that are about 6 months old and have not laid yet. We are patiently waiting for them to lay, but we are experiencing some behavioral problems from our flock (Dubbed by the kids, "The Flock of Witches"). The hens are not overly violent towards us, however 2 often challenge our authority. By this I mean they make shows of threat or even go so far as to climb up on my boot and give me the "evil eye". Any suggestions, other than a swift kick.[​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Pick them up and walk around with them. Let them know who is boss. Or get a good roo that can put them in line.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Pick them up and hold them, and the more they struggle, the more you hold on.

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