Scary DevilBird from Hades!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickiebaby, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Okay, so one of the Buff Orpingtons has turned into Dracula. I have no idea what the heck she wants, but its sure not legal. She just pecked my hand for no reason at all - I was totally ignoring her - and she drew blood!

    Whenever I have entered the run in the past few days she comes running. I swear she stalks me, with an evil glint in her eye. Then she cranes her neck up to an absolutely unbelievable height, and tries to peck my fingers. I thought at first it was this opal ring, because that's where she got me the first couple times. But I've had this ring a lot longer than I'de had her- she's from the batch born first week of March - and she never noticed it before. I think she is one of the girls who just started laying this past week. Does that have something to do with it?

    Honest, folks, this hen is scaring me. She might as well be a La Fleche devilbird with horns?

    Any ideas why she is totally stalking me? Defending her sisters? Her eggs?

    I'm a skeered to go back in there!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    What I would do is sit her on your lap and hand feed her. Then she will know you are how whe gets her food.

    No idea as to why she''s doing that though.
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    maybe attention?, i have a big ole rooster that used to peck me ( actually BITE and hang on)when i came in the pen,, until i grabbed him by the head and am rough with him,,, he LOVES it,,hehe is HIS playing ( not mine) if i go right over to him and start pushing him round he'll play,, but if i dont,, ATTACK!!!! ,,hehehe [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I was gonna say have a good dinner, but then I read the1much post above. Try roughing her up and giving her attention, maybe that is what she needs. HAHAHAHA![​IMG] too funny.
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Yeah, I'd say dinner but I let the kids get invlved and it's L-O-V-E, especially with the fluffy Brahmas and Orps. Cute? Hah!

    I like the advice to just give her some roughhousing. I'll report back tomorrow - if I survive!

    (Edited due to my useless typing skills, or lack therof.)
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2008

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