My Silkie Rooster is Pecking Peoples Feet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SkylaSilkie, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. SkylaSilkie

    SkylaSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2012
    My Coop
    My silkie rooster,smokey, has been acting very strangly.He pecks my feet and my hands when I try to catch him.I could see what had caused this behavior if I had hit him.But I never hit him,NEVER.And im affraid that if this continues im going to have to sell him. But he has had a hard life,ever since his partner died saving him. Please help me find the cause of this! I don't want to give him away![​IMG]
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    If he has a big vault, he may just have difficulty seeing you, so when he hears you or feels the vibrations of the earth as you walk, he's probably doing this to be sure you are friend and not foe! I would say give him time, as he's been through trauma. If the vault is the problem you can use some coated hair bads to make it possible for him to see. Also, if you give him treats he's probably just saying Hi where is my food? I advice spend more time with him, hold him and give him gentle affection. [​IMG]

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