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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkielover1731, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. i just went out to the coop to get eggs and my youngest silkie that hatched in june just attacked me! she is on a nest and she is mean! meaner than her mom! i dont even think there is any eggs under her she is just being a bratty chicken is there any ways i can check to see there is any eggs under her? any info would be great

  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Don a pair of leather gloves, wear a long-sleeved shirt, then pick her up off the nest and see if there are any eggs under her. I can certainly sympathize with you. I have one banty hen that's broody right now (she even has my husband intimidated).
  3. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Well it sounds like she is going broody ^^ Well, I would if she's extremely mean and even drawing blood I would wear leather gloves that go almost completely up your arm and just pick her up. It may help to do this at night, just so she's a little more groggy but other than that it shouldn't be very hard just make sure you're wearing protection if she truly is blood drawing mean ;)
  4. my mom said when she went out last night while wearing leather gloves she still drew blood through the gloves and she was wearing a heavy coat too.
  5. should i just leave her be? and not try to move her if she has feritle eggs? or attempt to move her into a cage in the coop?

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