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Hello, from Texas Coastal Bend.
My family and I just became parents to 8 precious chicks, and I'm grateful for all the wealth of advice/support offered here...I'm sure I'll need it constantly! One question I do have is...How do i get the chicks more accustomed to myself/children? I've been doing the "hand dangle" for a few days now, and it doesn't seem to help. Should I be offering treats, or is it too soon? We've had them for a little over a week. Thanks for any advice.
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your new chicks clap.gif I find just spend g time with them chatting really helps. Also putting the palm of your hand facing up on the floor of the brooder helps them to come and investigate and hop in. When you put your hand on try and go from the side rather than above and down.

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #4 of 8
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I will give that a try. Thank you!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

​As link you may find useful is:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

 

Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

 
All the best
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Little chicks do recoil from the BIG hand coming down towards them.  Everything loves to eat chicken, so they are born wary.  If you have a small enclosed area you could let them  run around and  sit on the floor with them.   So they can get a glimpse of more than a hand.

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Thank you to all!
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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