Jealousy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AngelaB, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might be a stupid question, but I will ask anyways. I have an EE that is very attached to me. When we have integrated chickens, or even the ones she has been raised with, are getting attention from me, she growls. Do chickens show jealous behavior?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Not usually, but it sounds like this one owns you. [​IMG]
     
  3. AngelaB

    AngelaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is the one that sits on my shoulder all the time
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Some chickens definitely demonstrate jealous type behavior. I have a buff orp. who, when I'm cuddling another chicken on my lap, will peck at them to chase them off, and then hop on up to be made over. She's my worst case. I have a d'uccle and silkie who are like that sometimes, but not nearly as bad. I think "lap chicken" birds are just more people bonded (like dogs or cats)...
     
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Def. a yes vote !
     
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES.

    Chickens don't like to share. Not food, and if they like the person that brings the food, they compete for that. My lap birds take turns in order of rank, top hen first.
     
  7. Crippledturkey

    Crippledturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a Black Sex Link that will peck the other birds if I show them attention. She tore into a squating turkey that I was petting. She does not like any one messing with her daddy lol. She will also sit on my shoulders and is very tame normally towards me. The turkey hens can be posessive of me as well, and go after a hen but that is rare and only when they r in a squating mood it seems.
     
  8. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    I say yes, My wild chicken does this and will come in the house and charge anyone else that trys to come in.
     

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