Mean hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sixxchixx, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. sixxchixx

    sixxchixx Songster

    Aug 10, 2010
    Escondido, CA
    I have one huge, beautiful hen (Buff Orp) but she isMEAN!!

    we've only had her about 2 1/2 weeks and she barely tolerates me. I feed her and our other (sweet, wonderful RR hen) special treats and talk to them but if i walk out there without anything to eat, she gets agressive. She runs after my feet and tries to peck. she chases our son and fluffs up anytime anyone is around.

    She lays 1-2 eggs a day and she is the only other hen i have besides the RR until our other 4 chicks are big enough to live with them. how do i make her happy? or at least more pleasant? I dont want to get rid of her yet but im also worried that if she is that agressive toward humans how will she act when i introduce the pullets?

    thanks in advance
  2. User66184

    User66184 Songster

    Aug 23, 2010
    East Coast, Virgina
    Hmm,, Try Holding Her A Little Everyday And Petting Her, I Had TO Do That With One Of Our Buff Orpingtons, It Helped,

    Hope it helps [​IMG]

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