How weird - she attacked my son!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by my5hens, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chirping

    Jan 17, 2011
    My alpha hen attacked my six year old son when he was on his swing this afternoon. I let them out for some free time and my biggest girl was clucking away and eating on the grass near the playset when my son hopped on his swing. She watched him for a few seconds and then went over and started pecking him! My son is already terrified of her because she has pecked him before (he was standing very close to her) so this wasnt a good thing.

    He is okay, she didnt break any skin, but I wonder if there is anything I could do to get her to stop being so aggressive with him? So weird that she does that with him....she's fine with everyone else.
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    Well she could be invited for dinner tonight. That usually fixes any ill behavior.
  3. Azriel

    Azriel Songster

    Jun 19, 2010
    She most likley does not see him as a person, but as a predator. Get him a get him a good squirt gun or super soaker, and tell him to let her have it when she gets to close to him. Won't hurt her, but will teach her some maners.
  4. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
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    I can just picture the soaking wet hen standing there going "[​IMG] " after he squirts her, LOL!

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