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Why do my finger look so enticing!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by littlechick1005, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. littlechick1005

    littlechick1005 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2012
    My girls used to be curious sweethearts & now they are just peckers! I like to pat them and play with them, but they enjoy pecking my fingers and it really hurts! I've tried clapping my hands when they do it hoping the sound will scare the from doing it or yelling "owe!" unfortunately it seems to make them even more enticed LOL. Now I just hide my hands unless their back is turned and I can sneak in a quick pat. Is this common for hand-raised hens or are they just being little snots?

    *Note- I've never hand fed them to avoid this problem, didn't seem to help lol.

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    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Perhaps your fingers look like big, juicy worms to them. [​IMG]

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