She pecks at me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Booswalia, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    One of my Delawares pecks at me all the time. Every time I go into the pen she comes running up to me and starts pecking at my sneakers, my jeans, my buttons, my fingernaills and sometimes my fingers.

    Is this normal?
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    It's normal but also a bad habit. You could give her a little shove whenever she pecks your feet or whatever. If she pecks your hand, tap her on the head. She will get the clue. She will think she's being pecked back by her roo and won't do it any more. After are supposed to be the roo...I mean boss. [​IMG]
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Is it aggressive behavior or is she being inquisitive? If I go in and sit down my girls will 'gather round' and peck at my shoes, buttons, flowers on my blouse, my rings and even take the mosquitoes off my legs. but after a few minutes they become interested in something else and move on... It's not done in an aggressive manner--just 'tasting' everything.. I like it... It gives me time to see them up close and to make mental notes of their differences.. My girls are not cuddle bugs but they are not really flighty either..
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  4. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    I don't think it's aggressive. I certainly doesn't hurt when she pecks my fingers.
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    She likes you. Just tell her who's boss.
  6. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX
    One of my RIR loves me and comes running everytime I go to the yard. We have 24 and a very handsome Americanna Roo, but she has nothing to do with him and if someone else becomes interested in me, well the fight is on!!!!!
  7. Booswalia

    Booswalia Songster

    She loves me? I'm so touched. [​IMG]
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
  9. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I have a at least three who like to do this to me when I go in and sit with them. It drives me a little crazy and does hurt. I push them away and they come back again for more![​IMG]

    Doesn't seem aggressive though, just like they are happy to have me around (or at least that's what I hope is happening!).

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