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My chicken just started pecking me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bell0709, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. bell0709

    bell0709 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to raising chickens. My 8 chickens are different breeds and are 5 months old. They have all been so friendly until recently. My columbian wyandotte has been pecking my hand hard whenever I reach down to pet the others. Is she just being protective or jealous or is she just a meanie?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Peck her back. It worked for me. I used a long weed stem -- flexible and couldn't possibly actually hurt her because I stayed away from her eyes. I think it's the act, not the force involved.
     

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