Can You Love a Chicken TOO Much?
(San Diego, USA)
Hello, My housemate and I added two chickens to our family about 7 months ago. They were just little chicks. They are two amazing Road Island Reds. When they were babies we were almost always with them, holding, playing and just being with them, as well they became very good friends with my two dogs (small chihuahua mixes). Everything had been going great. Now in the last month one of my chickens (her name is Red) has become more and more bossy/aggressive. She pecks at us, has broken my skin a few times, once on my nose. Red was always so sweet, so I do not understand where this is coming from.
I have worked a lot with dogs over the years always taking a positive and holistic approach to all situations...but I cannot seem to get Red to be sweet again. Her health is fine, she eats all her food and her treats, as well I have been giving her massage and Reiki every few days (I am a Holistic Health Practitioner). I am just curious if you guys have any other tips for me. I love both my chickens, I call them my feather kids, and I just want to get us on a mutual level once again so we can all be happy and enjoy our living space together.
Thank you, any information is greatly appreciated!
Love and light,
MEG: HAND REARED ANIMALS GROW UP WITH NO FEAR OF HUMANS AND SO ARE OFTEN A LOT MORE AGGRESSIVE TO PEOPLE AS ADULTS.