Pecked, 3Xs!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by monaname, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. monaname

    monaname Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I am anxiously waiting the first eggs from my BPR hens any day now. They were hatched June 6th, 2011. Their combs and wattles are in various degrees of maturity, which is kind of weird since they were all hatched on the same day....but anyway. So, there I was, in the yard, in shorts since it was so nice out, and I went to see what that weird noise coming from one of the hens was....I thought, could this be one of the girls laying an egg?! I've never raised chickens before, so all of this is new to me. When I walked over to her, she seemed really aloof and when I reached out to touch her, she pecked at my wedding ring and actually cut me a little. I was pretty surprised. So, then I walked over to the rest of the girls and the cockerel casually came over to me and then pecked at my calf! He pinched me so hard that he drew a little blood too. WHAT GIVES?! And then, when all the girls and boy were in the coop for the night, I went to give them fresh water...One of the hens pecked my head from her roost!!!! I was under the impression that BPR were suppose to be docile. What gives? Are they all just being punky tweens?
     
  2. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just put up a post about the EXACT same thing! Come and read the solutions I was given. It has been very helpful for me and will for you as well.

    Good luck, and I hear and feel your pain!

    ~Kelly~
    My Country Chronicles Blog
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't speak for the rooster and the one that pecked you from the roost, but it's really predictable that they will peck at your ring or other shiny things, just because it is shiny.
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes all of my chickens peck at anything shiny! Its actually pretty funny! [​IMG]
     
  5. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puberty!!
     
  6. I have two that will 'peck at my head' but not hard enough to draw blood. I think they are just including me in their flock and picking at my hair like they pick things off each others feathers and try to groom. ???? [​IMG] either that or i am just to nieve and stupid to think my girls would not like me and hurt me!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. monaname

    monaname Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the feedback! Let's hope that this is just a phase and once they start laying, all will be calm and peaceful.
     
  8. did you check to make sure she is not picking bugs out of your hair????????? [​IMG]

    No seriously, mine will also peck for mosquitos in my hair, or if I am weeding, for whatever happens to land on my head!!!!
     
  9. monaname

    monaname Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You never know...If it were a tick or something, then I'm grateful. Otherwise, yikes. I should wear a helmet.

    My chores around the coop have been peck free these last couple of days, so maybe the worst is over......
     
  10. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of days ago my Silkie rooster bit my face. Of course, I should have seen it coming, he was starting to posture a little, getting cocky, but when he came strolling over I thought he needed a hug--nope!! [​IMG] What a brat!! LOL! He was the favorite too. [​IMG]
     

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