Rooster pecking at feet and lower legs of his girls?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farmer Kitty, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I have caught my rooster pecking at the feet and lower legs of his girls. He doesn't break the skin. Is this normal behavior or something I need to do something about? If not normal what suggestions do you have?
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Any ideas?
     
  3. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you seen any bugs on them?
     
  4. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! A roo with a foot fetish! And here I thought such wierdness was limited to humans!
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I haven't seen any bugs. The girls were loosing feathers on their bottoms and backs so I did a full cleaning of the coop, nests, etc. and dusted everyone and everything. Now I see him pecking.

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