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Too good to be true?

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Hi all,

Hoping for some anecdotal advice from those more experienced than I.

We've had our two hybrid gingernuts for almost a month now, and I can't believe how tame and lovely they are! They don't mind us being near them or sitting with them, they follow me around the garden, they let us pick them up (although one I think enjoys it and one just tolerates it lol), they're not afraid of us or anything negative towards us at all......and I can't help but worry that it's too good to be true! So in people's opinions and experience, do chickens ever stop being so lovely? Like are they just going to turn on me one day and decide "actually, no, you're the psycho who locks us back up when we actually just want to be roaming free all day, I'm never letting you touch me again!"

I have a history of anxiety lol. So when things go good I'm always worried they'll go bad! So appreciate any advice.

Thanks!
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Barring a negative experience, a bout of broodiness, etc they should remain the same as they are now.

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I've found that some chickens will always be friendly, whereas others become a little more aloof as they age. The opposite can happen when pullets begin to lay. Chickens are as varied as people sometimes in terms of personality IME.

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Sounds pretty amazing and fun!

How old are they and where did you get them?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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