What do you do with naughty hens?????UPDATE

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tiki244, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    One of mine took to charging me and pecking my hand and box kicking me a couple of days ago.

    well I slapped her across the face and grabbed her by the back of her neck and picked her up and yelled at her and said no and then put her back down.

    Has this happened to you?

    What do you do?

    By the way, she is not broody....and I didnt hit her THAT hard.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2008
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    If it was me I would have brought her to KFC. I would have yelled at her and squirt her with water
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    do you think its too harsh? hitting them?
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    My hens are nice. But my rooster on the other hand in evil!!! One Day, I steped into the chicken run and tried to pick one of the hens. Once she got in squat position (like she always does when I pick her up) the rooster started to chace me. Of course, I wasn't too scared so when he was runing to me, I grabed him by his neck & picked him up. Then I pushed him down to the floor realy hard. Then I started to say to him: "Can I handle you!?!" and I kept him there until he stoped trying to get out. [​IMG]

    oh come on! you'd do the same!
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I dont think it was to harsh hitting her. she may have learned her lesson. Try a softer approch next time maybe?
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I would have grabbed her by the back of the neck and make her squat. Sounds weird but like the rooster does to the girls, you know. I've done it a few times to one my bad attitude Silkies. She loved to peck me and bite me and after a couple of times of me doing that she got realized I was the boss and not to peck at me. It's nicer then hitting them and you don't always have a squirt bottle handy...that's a good idea though, I need one for my cats. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I cannot imagine hitting my chicken. However, I do understand that they must not do that.... there must be experienced chicken owners on this board that can suggest ways to direct behavior.
    Ellie
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Roast chicken for dinner!!!!!
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Thank GOd you didnt bite the back its neck(what PurpleChicken did)!!! LOL.

    I yell at me hens when they bite, and if I start to bleed(haapened twice), I spray them with water.
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Update: It didnt help to hit her-it just made it worse

    The next day she attacked me again- I just let her and showed her I wasnt a threat and she seems to be doing better now-(but she bit me three times on my hand and it bled)

    Now she is wary of me and I of her but she isnt attacking anymore-I think it started when the puppy got in there a couple of weeks ago and she felt she had to protect her space-poor misunderstood animals-well I know now I will have to keep that in mind from now on(no puppy in the hen house and no jumping to conclusions about mean hens)
     

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