My chicken just started pecking me

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

  1. bell0709

    bell0709 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    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 Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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