New hen wants to roost....on me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the 3 amigos, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. the 3 amigos

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    I'm new here and from Québec (Canada), pardon my English..I had my first laying hens last week of approx 20 weeks old. In the evening when I go to put the hens in the coop and close the door to the run, one of the chicken jumps and roost on my arm...someone knows why she does that? When I put her on the roost to show her where to go she gives me some attitude...they have not started to roost yet. Thanks!
     
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  2. JazzDrummerNic

    JazzDrummerNic New Egg

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    My hens do the same some nights. I nudge them onto the bars, but sometimes they just like to crowd into the laying box.
     
  3. lazy gardener

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    Are you sure she's a she? I would not allow her to do so. Such liberties can lead to an eye or lip getting pecked.
     
  4. the 3 amigos

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    She's suppose to be a she...how can you tell the difference at that age?
     
  5. lazy gardener

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    Can you post a pic? Saddle and hackle feathers should be pointed in a cockrel at that age instead of rounded. His comb will be larger. He should be crowing at that age. If there is not a male in the flock, often the alpha female will take a leadership role, which may result in more aggressive behavior. Your English is just fine.
     
  6. Abriana

    Abriana Overrun With Chickens

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    I have several hens that jump on my lap and i get attitude from one when i put her down. Lots of annoyed noises and trying to jump back up. It could just be a friendly hen.
     
  7. lazy gardener

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    Love your signature.
     
  8. Abriana

    Abriana Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, it's my favorite bible verse. I write it on everything lol!
     
  9. the 3 amigos

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    can't take pics...my cell is ''capout'' but I examined her carefully yesterday...she has a tiny comb and the rest is just normal so it's really a SHE. She did not try to roost on me yesterday, maybe it'll pass. Thank for your replies...
     

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