Pullets biting my hand?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My girls keep knocking their feeder over, so when I go to pick up they bite my hand. Its not even a peck its a bite? I put a glove on because it kinda hurts. What do I do? I don't want to be scared of my chickens.
     
  2. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine do it also..think cause they still young and dont know better as of yet
     
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine bite but they didn't start to open thier beaks wide and get a pinch until about two days ago. Before that they just pecked. I hope they grow out of it soon. My chickies are just over 2 weeks old.
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I don't like it either!
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    oh and mistylady [​IMG]
     
  6. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Ticks! [​IMG] I love it here! Good chicken people everywhere!
     
  7. lovinthechickens

    lovinthechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicky biting has always been a problem with me.

    Whenever i go to change the food, I always had half the group jumping on my hands, trying to pry the skin off my fingers. I solved the problem though ;]

    Every time they bit or pecked, I would wiggle my hands and yell ouch. Then i would take my hands out and try again. Soon they realised that if they hurt me, they wouldnt get any food, and had to wait for more.

    Hope it works for you :]
    Moe
     
  8. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    My barred rocks used to do it. They grew out of it.
     

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