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wy is my hen pecking me????????????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    [​IMG]:/ my little daisy is 21 weeks old. she is sweet most of the time but she has recently started pecking me HARD! it hurts. she has a little hurt leg and wants to sit in my lap. when she gets up in my lap she does fine for a while then its like she gets mad at me and starts growling like and her comb turns real red and she pecks HARD. WHY????????????????????????? she is a sweet girl.
     
  2. misidawnrn

    misidawnrn Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know, but I was coming on here to research the same thing. My hens started pecking my toes and they really like my ring (shiny!) I have 2 chickens in particular that will almost agressively rush me. I give them a little swat and they flap their wings and cluck and go away. Maybe it is them trying to rise above me in the pecking order but I will not allow them to bully me.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I had a hen once that did the same thing. I never understood why either. She was a real sweetie also, just like yours. [​IMG]
     
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    They are attracted to toes fingers and esspecially shiny objects.
    But the first hen mentioned does seemed to be getting upset with you.
    If she has an injury that may be why, or if she is young she may be growing out of liking to be handled as much.
     
  5. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    well its not just my hands its my arms and she got my chin this morning. but she is hoping up in my lap herself if she isnt liking the holding much. i mean i pick her up my self too. yeah she wasnt doing like that until she hurt her leg.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    She may be in pain and thinks you are causing it when you touch her. I'd leave her somewhere quiet to recover and take the hint...hands off the bird! [​IMG]
     
  7. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it does sound like the pain has changed her attitude more than anything, good luck with her
     
  8. ChickenCrazy4ever

    ChickenCrazy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where does she peck you?

    I only have my toes pecked when they are painted and they only do it then thinking it'll taste good.
     
  9. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Out Of The Brooder

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    My Rhode Island also pecks at my hands.. The Delaware and Ameracauna don't peck at me at all.
     
  10. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    SHE PECKS MY ARMS,HANDS,FACE JUST WHERE EVER SHE CAN. YEAH WHEN I AM SITTING ON THE GROUND AND SHE STARTS HOBBELING OVER TOO ME SHE TRIES TI JUMP IN MY LAP SO I PICK HER UP AND SIT HERE UP THERE. SHE IS FINE FOR A LONG WHILE THEN SHE STARTS. YEAH I THINK ITS HER LEG TOO. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN LOVING. I HOPE WHEN HER LEG GETS WELL SHE QUITS DOING THAT. I THINK MORE THAN ANYTHING IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BECAUSE I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP HER AND DO FOR HER WHAT I THINK SHE WANTS. THE LITTLE STINKER. IT HAS BEEN RAINING HERE ALL DAY WE LIVE IN ALABAM AND HURRICANE LEE HAS BEEN MOVING ACROSS HERE ALL DAY. THEY HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GET OUT AND FREE RANGE TODAY. PETUNIA PICKS AT HER SO I TOOK HER OUT OF THE COOP AND WAS HOLDING HER AND TALKING TO HER.[​IMG] SHE WAS FINE FOR A FEW MINUTES THEN IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE SHE TURNED AND PECKED RIGHT UNDER MY BOTTOM LIP. (THINK SHE WAS WANTING ME TO SHUT UP ANYWAY SO SHE GOT PUT BACK IN THE COOP PRETTY FAST AND I HAD TO GO AWAY WITH HURT FEELINGS:hit. I HAVE A COUPLE OF BRUISES ON THE INSIDE OF MY ARM WHER SHE HAS GOTTEN ME. BUT I STILL LOVE HER:love THE LITTLE DARLIN [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011

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