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post #11 of 19
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Thank you! I am hoping to get some of my purebred Barred Rocks ready to be handled.

I promise to update you guys on what happened:cd

I hope all goes well:fl

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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post #12 of 19
Ya I am looking for some barred rocks I found some I'm interested in
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

They are great chickens!

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

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21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

Reply
post #14 of 19
Ya I read the review about them
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mountain Peeps View Post

The best way I've found to tame older chickens is: start by standing near them and scattering food around yourself. Don't try to touch them. Just talk to them sweetly and softly. After a couple days of doing that, crouch down while they are eating. Do not touch them but rather just keep speaking gently. After another couple of days or even a week, begin hand feeding them while talking in the same, soothing voice. Eventually, you should be able to touch them while they eat and be able to pick them up with few issues. ALWAYS, speak gently and never frighten them.
x2!
I have never had chicks; I only get hens or older pullets. I always use the method the Mountain Peeps has mentioned above and that seems to work really well. I use either corn or their favourite treats (eggs, mealworm, apple, etc.), just to mix it up.




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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by TamingMaster View Post


x2!
I have never had chicks; I only get hens or older pullets. I always use the method the Mountain Peeps has mentioned above and that seems to work really well. I use either corn or their favourite treats (eggs, mealworm, apple, etc.), just to mix it up.




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Wow, really? I thought I was the only who did that method!:lol: 


Edited by Mountain Peeps - 1/29/16 at 2:52pm
F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 

I do that with my pullets.

I worked with Adele today. She will eat out of my hand but not let me touch her. She is a food pig!!! I sprinkled mealworms around me and had some in my hand.

She loved that! I was able to touch her while she was on the roost.

I work with her again tomorrow!:thumbsup

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

Reply

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

Reply
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mountain Peeps View Post


Wow, really? I thought I was the only who did that method!lol.png  
Really. tongue.png Me too. lol.png
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by chicken19 View Post
 

I do that with my pullets.

I worked with Adele today. She will eat out of my hand but not let me touch her. She is a food pig!!! I sprinkled mealworms around me and had some in my hand.

She loved that! I was able to touch her while she was on the roost.

I work with her again tomorrow!:thumbsup

I am going to work with her today.

I'll update once I have.

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

Reply

21 chickens. 3 horses. 2 dogs. 1 cat.

I love to jump horses and kick up dirt 'round the cans!

Please read about my chick Owlet in her blog!

I love caring for special needs chickens and am considering starting a Special Needs Chicken Rescue.

Reply
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