Growing Hens go after my Grand daughter!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chukarbuds, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Chukarbuds

    Chukarbuds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure its because of her height. My Grandaughter stands about 2 and half ft tall. When she comes to visit, they run up to her and start to peck at her. The same way they do my cats. Please send some ideas in how to break my chickens of this behavior? I want them to treat her the way they do every one else, which is friendly. I see it as, if you can break habits of dogs and cats, it can be done with chickens. I dont think I should lock them up when she visits. She loves them.
     
  2. Raven Lane Farm

    Raven Lane Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have small children and I let them help me give our chickens their favorite treats while we make a noise they are familiar with. That way the chickens associate the kids as something positive. I even do this with our rooster. It seems to help.
     
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  3. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, have her give them treats.
     
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