My Pullet Clawed My Face!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dangerouschicken, May 5, 2008.

  1. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I have a turken pullet named Padma Lakshmi. Yesterday I was feeding the flock, and she flew right at me and clawed up my face. What is with that?

    You can read the story here

    Anyone know why a pullet would suddenly claw someone in the face?
     
  2. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a clue but sometimes i think the real Padma would do that to a chef.
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Yeah, my husband and I decided we'd like our Padma to be both the host, and the main course, in an upcoming episode of Top Chef.

    Don't they look alike?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's frightening!
     
  4. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was she maybe trying to roost on your head, and missed?

    I had a chicken peck me in the eye once, but she was still young then and has since matured into a nice staid middle aged lady.

    I wouldn't eat her yet, unless she keeps doing it!
     
  5. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, now which one is your chicken?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The pullet was trying to flog you. It is a defensive attack. Something you did, some movement, some noise, something set her off and made her feel threatened.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Flog me? [​IMG] She probably just wanted me to get out of there so she could get back to eating her crumbles in peace.

    77 [​IMG]

    Hey, maybe she was trying to roost on my head. The roost they had in there fell down and I didn't fix it yet. She figures I'll do until then.
     

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