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One pullet who is a "biter"!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BethieofVA, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Songster

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    So I have four 12 week old birds who are pretty docile except one. I can be petting one and this hussy comes, sneaks around and "bites" me on the side of my hand. It hurt. Well, I noticed whenever I attempt to pet any of the others, she comes after me. I don't know if she thinks I have giving them a treat and not her, or if she is going to be plain ol'mean. I try to pet her, but she goes after my hands. She is also a big time shoe and toe pecker. I guess there is not much I can do, huh? LOL![​IMG]
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

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    Quote:Mean birds make awesome stews. I'm just sayin'. [​IMG]
     
  3. casumm

    casumm In the Brooder

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    She isn't looking like a "he" is she? Sounds like roo behavior!
     
  4. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Songster

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    Quote:Mean birds make awesome stews. I'm just sayin'. [​IMG]

    I actually told HER the very thing!!


    As for being a roo, not very much tail development and no real comb developement. All my birds have tiny, not red yet, combs{2rir's and 2 bsl's}. I hope she is not a he. One of the other chickens seems like she rules the roost, not her. She will be stew pot material for sure.
     

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