Thats some mean chicken!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erik520, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a wild hen. She just love to bite me in the hand when it comes to getting in the cage with her. If she was not the last layer I have she would be dinner. is there any way to modify her behavior?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Patience
    Bribery via food
    Slow motions
    No loud noises
    And more patience
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    gloves! [​IMG]
     
  4. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya, i'm not so much worried about my hands,the hard as leather anyways just thinking about the kids. And do you think i need to not use a lawn mower around them?
     
  5. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like my hen that I posted about a while ago. Do you have only hens in your flock, no roosters? I ask because often in a group of chickens without a rooster, on of the females becomes the alpha and takes the place of the rooster as "the boss". If this is the case, then she see you as a challenge to her dominance, and she is trying to get you to submit to her. I was able to break my hen of this behavior by using BYC member Rooster-Red's advice for aggressive roosters. Here is the page, try out those tricks:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2588-Roo_behavior
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed is she?
     
  7. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's a RIR and the only one left. The male died a week or so ago and i"m trying to build up again. i started with 5. two got killed by the nabor dog who dugg under the pen. " electric fence took care of that problem". one female I gave to the nabors kids, the male and female were about 17 weeks old at that time" in December". now he dies becouse I let them run the yard and he got over the fence and in the dogs yard again. so she's a loner, I hope that the eggs she layed can be hatched. she's always been mean, so was the male.


    RIR from mcmurry farms are mean. I don't recommend them. I'll use my local source this year.
     
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  8. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always heard the Buff orps are nice tempered chickens. But I've never had one . I've got cochins but they are not the greatest layers. I've had some RIR roosters a long time ago that were pretty mean and a couple of leghorn roos that were really mean. You might try craigslist or even on here - Maybe somebody nearby would be willing to part with a roo and some young pullets or hens. Good luck!!

    Oh back to your original question- A nice young rooster might keep her too busy to be mean-
     
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