one of my hens has attacked my DGF twice now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by backdoorchicken, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once peeked her eye lid and now her lip.

    the hen is very sweet to me and comes to me when called.

    is it possible she could be jealous?
     
  2. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hen that is
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    [​IMG] soup!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the hen doing that close to her face?
     
  5. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the DGF was squatting next to the hen and petting her.
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww....that's so sweet! The hen is grooming your GF. [​IMG]
     
  7. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not really. drew blood both times.
     
  8. Chotii

    Chotii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have nice gentle hens, and I still don't like to get down at their level. They're greedy guts, and also, they're miniature T-Rexes without teeth. If they think something even MIGHT be food, they'll have a go at it. They can't help themselves, they have extremely small brains.

    If I want to pet my hens, I wait until they 'squat' for me, then I pick them up. I certainly don't get down where they can say "Oh look, a nice shiny FACE! Let's TASTE it!"
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:not really. drew blood both times.

    Yes but in the chicken world that is a love peck....my red cochin has bloodied my lip twice just trying to groom me...she will groom my hair and my eyebrows if I let her. remember the lips and eyes can appear "shiny" to them also and you know how the feathered women love shiny things.

    But it does not sound like aggressive at all.
     
  10. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our young Golden Comet is very sweet, too, and my daughter loves to hold her. One day she pecked at my daughter's face, fortunately not too hard but we later thought she was going for the little freckle that my daughter has on her chin. As much as I'd like to think their behavior at times is affection, really, it's just waiting for treats.... Again, tiny brains. They'll never be the ones to alert you that Timmy's fallen in the well or pull you out of a burning building. Unless there are sunflower seeds involved....
     

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