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lots of rooster talk but from a pullet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smom1976, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I have a polish pullet that continually challenges my shoes and feet.. she gets all puffed up and tries to peck them.. I have another that I was talking rough with her because she was pecking on a lower ranked chicken and she challenged me.. I do not have a rooster so that is not my problem but should I treat them as if they were a rooster? My husband says not to because that is how people make roosters/chickens mean and fight I am the most naieve person in the world so I wouldnt have a clue.. any info would help..thanks

  2. farm_mom

    farm_mom Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    sounds like she's the dominant hen. Often times when there is no roo present a hen will become aggressive and take on the role of roo.

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