Help!!# new owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dallas 123, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. dallas 123

    dallas 123 Hatching

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    I researched chickens for 1 year..I wanted docile. 6 months ago I got what I was told we're long island reds. I have 6...free range..but cooped at night. They're red. But yellow fluffy tushy. Most are sweet. But 1 is Satan. Picks on the others. Really chases 1 and hurt her eye. She's the sweetest. Do I get rid of Satan..how do I find out true breed?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, dallas123, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry you didn't get the RIRs you were told you were getting. I take it Satan is a hen as well? If he's a rooster some of the behavior could be attributed to mating aggression. But if it's a hen it sounds like you got a bully on your hands. Before you get rid of her you might read this article from the Learning Center:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bullying-behavior-in-chickens
    And to try and determine what kind of birds you have, you might take some pics and post them in this forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    The folks that patrol that thread really know their stuff. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Songster

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    Welcome. I was just wondering the same thing, if Satan could be a rooster. Six months is just about the right age for them to act up if they're going to. Could you post pictures of your chickens?
     
  4. dallas 123

    dallas 123 Hatching

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    Lays eggs....but jumps on the others backs and pins them to the ground....crazy...I'll take pics tomorrow. Thanks for the links I'll read them tonight. I thing she's half male half female lol thanks again
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under dallas 123 [​IMG] Welcome!

    If you need some assistance in taking care of your little one’s eye, the experienced folks in the Emergencies & Diseases Forum should be able to assist: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope they settle down for you and you soon have a friendly flock.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    You've already been given some good links to check out for identification and treatment so I'll just say hello!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could try caging Satan for a few days (with food & water), sometimes that knocks them down a peg or two in attitude, when they rejoin the flock.
     

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