RIR hen attacking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aolexa21, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. aolexa21

    aolexa21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently my RIR hen has become very agressive and jumping on my 2 year old. Today she pecked the side of his face when he was playing and she was free ranging. I know she is soon to lay eggs because she is of age and getting much redder. Is she just going through chicken pms? Will she calm down after she starts to lay or should I just get rid of her? Thanks for any imput.
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Odd behavior for a hen but certainly not impossible. Are you positive this is a hen? This is very common behavior for a young rooster. I'd keep the two year old well away from this bird.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Can we see a photo, please?
     
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    These are from today[​IMG]
     
  6. aolexa21

    aolexa21 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]This is a month or so ago
     

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