She is pecking my leg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StaceyM, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. StaceyM

    StaceyM New Egg

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    One of our hens , Polly, has started this new behavior. Lately when I come in the yard she runs up to me and pecks at my leg. My husband thinks maybe I have spoiled them with too many treats, and when she sees me she is expecting some scrap delicacy from our dinner salad makings. I can't tell if she is being affectionate or aggressive. Either way it is startling and I would like her to cut it out. Any thoughts on getting her to stop?
     
  2. jadeflower999

    jadeflower999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I laughed out loud when I saw this because my RIR does the same thing every day! She has been doing it for about a year now and I don't have any idea how to get her to stop. She does it more when I have black pants on as opposed to jeans. I'm wondering if its a treat seeking behavior too...
     
  3. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so push her away. You big, she small.
     
  4. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is being aggressive and attempting to dominate you. Chickens are either aggressive or submissive, neither is an emotion, affection is.
     
  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a red star that does this. I push her away with my boot. I don't like being pecked.
     
  6. Nikki82

    Nikki82 Out Of The Brooder

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    When mine peck me, I peck(poke them with a finger) them back.[​IMG]
    They don't do it so much any more.... They are far more likely to just squat with they see me now.
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's a gentle peck she is probably just reminding you that she's there, she loves you, and she wants food [​IMG] if it's hard she is being aggressive and trying to get you to drop any food you migh have. either way treats are usually what chickens are after [​IMG]
     

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