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Old 02-23-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Ok I'm prob just being a baby but one of my chickens keeps trying to peck me... At first it was cute but now a little scary!!! Any tips????

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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one of your girls? When is it happening, when you get eggs or just when you're randomly in the coop? If it's the former, I would assume she's either broody or really cranky about having her laying time interrupted. If she's broody she needs to spend a couple days in wire bottom cage to break her of the need to nest. If she's just not loving you digging around under her while she's laying I'd collect eggs later in the day. If it's the latter and she's coming up to you, she's being nosy and curious (they feel with their mouths) and some of my hens are bossy and pick like this. I just ignore them but if it bothers you, you could go into the coop with a hand ful of treat and toss it for them to peck so their attention is else where while you clean or collect eggs.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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She's going about 8 months! I pretty certain she's not laying yet! I used to think she liked me cause shed let me pick her up... I'm gonna try the treat one
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32 weeks and she's not laying? What breed is she?
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32 weeks and she's not laying? What breed is she?
She's a buff Orpington! I have 6 all duffer bet breeds! 2 of then are 10'months and laying! I think one of the other younger ones may of started laying... It's just started warming up here so I'm thinking soon!
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Wow that's surprising. Not to be insulting or anything.. but you're positive it's a hen?
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Yeah that is on the older side for not laying yet. Are they from a breeder? I have read that very pure bred chickens ( that go to shows/ contests etc) can be later layers than those from hatcheries. They are bred to start laying sooner and not fit exactly the standards of the breed.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Hmmmm lol she could be a he! The 'young' ones are a buff Orpington, a silver laced Wyandotte, a barred Rock and a Rhode Island Red! As far as I've seen none of them are laying! They be be younger though... I got them in November from some hippy college kids... But I should add my chicken friends here say it's okay cause it's been really cold! These are my first and I'm learning along the way
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Yeah, it's not unheard of especially with the cold, just most hens are laying by 30 weeks. Do you have a picture of her?
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I don't but ill get a picture of her and the other 3 tmrw! Maybe there younger...
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