Hank is just asking to meet the soup pot!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Heathero617, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My alpha roo is just suddenly picking on EVERYONE is not biased based on sex . This is unaccetable for my chicken pen!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Bye, Hank!
     
  3. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe Hank needs a time out.
    Or would he settle down if you separate him with maybe one alpha hen.
    Soup is so final, albeit delicious.
     
  4. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read advice on this site that suggests that Hank just needs a bunch 'o lovin' and (man-)handling. [​IMG] Pick him up and carry him around for like....hhhmmmm... an hour our so.

    Maybe spend an afternoon giving him a bath - with a sharply aimed water bottle. If he is playing dirty, maybe he needs some cleaning up!?[​IMG]

    Or, maybe some time out - so he can't play with anyone - would help put him back in his place - at the bottom of the pecking order. Maybe a couple of days away will give the rest of the flock some time to regroup and bond.

    I do NOT have any experience with this - I am only guessing based on things I've read from other people.

    Good luck!!!!
     
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  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    've never had ANY intentions on stewing any of my pets, dad wanted some of my last flock before the dog got them. But yanno? I don't allow my kids to be mean and i dont allow my dogs to be mean and the chickens are the only edible pets i have......he doesnt simmer down soon...he's going to soon be simmering!
     
  6. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL the other day, he pinned "baby elvis" >son's bird< in the wood line, i pulled him out by his tail feathers held him by his legs upside down for a few minutes in a "time out" didnt seem to adjust his tude at all.
     
  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL yes it is so very final, my dad wanted to take some for as i've seen mentioned here "freezer camp" and all i could say was "i wont be able to eat chicken at your house unless i see it come out of a purdue package!" I've never had fresh chicken, turkey i have but i have begn to wonder just how much better would it taste?
     

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