polish crested chick showing aggression?! help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladyfarmerpdx, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. ladyfarmerpdx

    ladyfarmerpdx New Egg

    Mar 14, 2013
    Its a straight run chick...to early to tell if its a pullet/cockerel. The crest is JUST starting to come in. For the sake of this post, ill say 'she'. She will occasionally charge at me...but does just fine sitting on my fingers, even though she looks for any way to escape after awhile.

    I have chicken wire over the brooder and on a whim, I stuck my fingers in the holes and talked to them on my way to bed. She jumped up and pecked at me! This is my first flock...can little pullets be that protective/aggressive? She's probably 2.5 weeks, at most.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yes, pullets are often more aggressive at that age than cockerels. I've been bitten by far more pullets than cockerels. Just use your index finger and tap them on the head like a peck until they back down.

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