My chicken keeps pecking at my boots and pants pockets. Any idea why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LucyBO16, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. LucyBO16

    LucyBO16 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    My Red Sex Link has been a great chicken for a long time and has never done this she is roughly 9 months old. But one day when I was sitting in a chair watching them in their run, she kept trying to rip off my pant pockets. She wouldn't stop. She now pecks at my boots when she gets close enough. I've never seen this behavior before in her. Any suggestions?
  2. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2016
    Westminster, Maryland
    That is odd behavior. She might be thinking your boots or pocket is something she can eat. I'm sure soon she'll stop and move on to something.
  3. LucyBO16

    LucyBO16 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Thank you. I am just worried because she has been doing this for a week!
  4. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Demanding treats maybe? can test it out....
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    This^^^ for sure.

    She could also be becoming head hen and showing some aggression...if you have an all female flock.
  6. Chickens peck everything.....I have a Speckled Sussex that follows me around....She comes into the Coop when I clean the sand and chats away and pecks and scratches.....She pecks my back, shoes,the pail as I clean...She is NOT dominant in my flock....She is just inquisitive.......


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