Silkie acting mean

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kristysedai, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. kristysedai

    kristysedai Out Of The Brooder

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    My twelve week old silkie grabbed (with its beak) one of my 14 week Araucanas by the head and pulled it across the yard. Is this normal? My other silkie is very mellow and nice and I can't understand it. It is only half the size of the Araucana so I was really surprised.
     
  2. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two silky hens and one is sweet and lets you pick her up...the other attacks and she also chases my red stars and they RUN...because she is so nasty...yet less than half the size.

    Both of mine are broody and I go in every day to put a bit of scratch down in front of them. The nice one waits a few minutes and then starts to nibble...the beotchy one, she takes my hand clear off and I really have to hold back because my automatic reaction is to react back to her...but I don't...I just walk away grumbling at what a beotch she is and hope she is a better mother...*sigh*
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... My silkie roo is the nicest thing in the world. I wouldn't say it's normal in my opinion, because all the silkies I've met were little sweethearts to young chicks!
    Perhaps she was just establishing pecking order rank? Just in a really rough way...
     

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