Mean Girls!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tinychickies, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. tinychickies

    tinychickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I used to have two very sweet Buff Orpington hens (cinnamon and butterscotch) among the 13 hens in my flock. They used to be very tame and will eat treats out of my hand. I consider them my favorites because of their calm and docile personalities. They loved to be picked up and I used to just softly brush their back and caress their beautiful feathers and they would literally fall asleep on my lap.
    But just recently they both decided to go broody! [​IMG] I gave cinnamon 4 eggs and I gave 5 eggs to butterscotch to sit on. They have been broody for a few days now and whenever I go to their nest they would growl and get all puffed up with the meanest stinky eyes you've ever seen. [​IMG] They would look at me like they were saying "Don't dare to come near me and take my eggs!" [​IMG]
    What happened to my sweet darlings? I cannot comprehend how two very sweet innocent precious beauties would turn into the meanest and wicked of creatures.
    I decided to change their names (at least for now). No more sweet cute names. Starting today they will be known as Matilda and Ursula. [​IMG]
     
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Quote:Yep, sounds familiar! My sweet Silkie Diamond went from Sweetest girl in the World to Witchie Poo, in no time flat! And stayed that way for Eight weeks + ater the chicks hatched, And then was sweet about a week just long enough to lay another clutch of eggs and back to witchie poo only this time I took her eggs. LOL
     
  3. tinychickies

    tinychickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I know, right. I am certain that they will be good mommas and I thank them for that, I just miss their old selves though [​IMG]
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Quote:I'm sure they will be good momma's too, but for them, it all about protecting them eggs and chicks. It will be ok , [​IMG] Maybe if you think about it this way it will help, in about 21 days you'll hopefully get to spoil the chicks if momma will let ya! [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Nope, not mean - just normal chickens preparing for the next generation. It's only normal chicken behavior not 'mean'.
     
  6. Saroco

    Saroco Chillin' With My Peeps

    My BOs did that too.....I took them out of their nest boxes every day(even though they hated me for it) and gave them scratch. Now they aren't broody anymore.
     

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