mean chicken

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yates-chicks, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. yates-chicks

    yates-chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all
    i just bought 2 RIR pullets and 1 RIR rooster
    the rooster is a friendly little thing
    but those 2 pullets are mean and bullies and if you pick them up , they try to eat you up
    i find it funny right now
    but i worry about when they get bigger
    is this just a RIR's nature
    they are about 2-3 weeks old now
    micki
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep handling them, and more than likely they will be like little pets as the grow up. Good luck!
     
  3. yates-chicks

    yates-chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for your answer
     
  4. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience with RIR's is that "they are bossy" with other chickens. They also do know where the food comes from and will respond to good handling by humans. Lucille, our current RIR comes to us for protections, even though she bosses the other hens. I have no problem handling her. When she is under the weather for whatever reason, she easily complies with whatever treatment I administer.
     

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