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Taming Red Jungle Fowl with Handling?

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Hi All,

 

I am getting 10 Red Jungle Fowl. Hatchery says they are very skittish and do not like to be handled by humans! I brought this up with my partner and she said

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'If we handle them from day one, they will actually like to be petted". 

 

True or False? Anyone has experience with this? How much is Nature vs Nurture?


Edited by junglefowlfan - 3/30/16 at 7:27am
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I haven't had them, but I'm quite sure you can tame them. Pheasant chicks are readily tamable. Hold them a lot while young, just like any chick, and they will bond with you. Give them treats and they will think you are the greatest friend ever.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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True or False? Anyone has experience with this? How much is Nature vs Nurture?

Because your birds are coming from a hatchery stock, I will agree with dheltzel.

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Thank you for the answers! This forum ROCKS!!

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