Mean Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickFanatic8, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. ChickFanatic8

    ChickFanatic8 Out Of The Brooder

    I got my Rhode Island Red with three other pullets to add to my small flock. They were 4 months and are now five months. Two of the pullets are Rhode Island Reds, and one is sweet and gentle, but when I get near the other one, she attempts to peck me[​IMG]. What can I do other that just holding her and all of that? All 4 of the new girls are skittish and flighty, but I mostly raise my hens from chicks and don't have experience with rude ones. I'll take all of the advice I can get. Thanks!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. RIR can be aggressive..I have had them before. I no longer keep Red birds.

  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    More info would be needed before any viable advice could be given.

    How many and what ages are the existing birds?
    How long have you had them?

    How big is your coop and feet by feet?

    How did you add the 4 new 4-5 month old birds to the existing flock?
    Did you just toss them in....or keep them separated by wire for a time?
    Are you certain you don't have a male in the new group?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
  5. ChickFanatic8

    ChickFanatic8 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks! I only had two before I got the four. I had a friend pick them up and toss them in with the other two... they get along fine. I am 99.999999999% sure I don't have a roo. Thanks for the help![​IMG]
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
    You could post a pic to be 100% sure its not a rooster
  7. ChickFanatic8

    ChickFanatic8 Out Of The Brooder

    Sorry, It was raining for the past week and I didn't want to get the phone wet. here are your pictures. Isn't she(I hope!!!) cute? PLEASE tell me she isn't a roo!!!!!


  8. ChickFanatic8

    ChickFanatic8 Out Of The Brooder

    Now they want me to get my pictures approved, because I "don't currently have permission to post outside pictures"[​IMG][​IMG] It might be a while before I have permission. assuming she is a she, what should I do? does anyone know if pinless peepers actually help?
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Here are a couple of photos of RIR cockerels I stole from google images. Maybe this will help.


  10. ChickFanatic8

    ChickFanatic8 Out Of The Brooder

    Now it's posted![​IMG]So, do you think Little Red is a he or a she?[​IMG]

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