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How do chickens show affection for their human flock leader?

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I'm just curious on what they do.  Mine wipe their beaks on me and one or two jump up on my and lay down.  What do you all have to say on this?

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One screams at me, two sneak attack me and the other gets under my feet (pretty sure she learned that from my daughter smile )

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Askew laid her egg in my lap when I came to watch them.

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 gsd, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Maran rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick.

 

 

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Originally Posted by stone_family3 

One screams at me, two sneak attack me and the other gets under my feet (pretty sure she learned that from my daughter smile )


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I have one of those too! A chicken like that, the daughter has been grown for years. Mine run when they see me to see what I've got to eat. One or two hang around me preening for a while. The rooster tries to give me gifts but the hens come running instead of me. He then looks at me like, dangit. He's only trying to butter me up though. I know I'm not really THAT sexy!

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I try to think like a chicken.  They don't pat or pet eachother, but they do " hang out" together.  I take it as a compliment that they follow me everywhere.  I have been studying " Raising Chickens" by Gail Damerow, ( a fantastic book for all kinds of chicken fanciers).  There is a chapter about chicken communication.  My feathered 5 and I talk; we say " burrrrr", then a soft " cluck, cluck, cluck" in undertones.  It seems to reassure them.  They are 51/2 months old .  No eggs yet.  I went to the poultry barn at the local country fair.  The chicken man there said they need 14 hours of light per 24 hours.  Next month I'll try that as I hear they begin to lay at about 6 months.  Loving every minute of time with my Buff Orpingtons!  Miriam

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Bianco and Audrey (hand-raised) follow me around. If I'm on the other side of the fence they follow me then, too! If I'm in the run they stay on my heels so I have to watch where I'm stepping!  They don't esp. want to be petted but they DO wnt to be near me!  Svetlana, OTOH, couldn't care less and Clarice openly hates me.  I love HER, though! love

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post #7 of 24

My BO hugs me!! I bend down outside and call her and she comes running and I pick her up and she rubs her little beak and face on my neck and face. If I have my hair down, she tucks her head under with her neck fully stretched out and give me the best hug!!

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My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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Stay-at-home-Mom with 1 wonderful hubby and 2 amazing kids, 1 poodle, 1 schnauzer, 1 cat, 9 Peppered Cory catfish, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Red Star Sex-links, and 1 Speckled Sussex and a MIL downstairs! Never a dull moment at our house.

My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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Originally Posted by Firefighter Chick 

I'm just curious on what they do.  Mine wipe their beaks on me and one or two jump up on my and lay down.  What do you all have to say on this?


I think it means your chickens love you. love

Stay-at-home-Mom with 1 wonderful hubby and 2 amazing kids, 1 poodle, 1 schnauzer, 1 cat, 9 Peppered Cory catfish, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Red Star Sex-links, and 1 Speckled Sussex and a MIL downstairs! Never a dull moment at our house.

My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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Stay-at-home-Mom with 1 wonderful hubby and 2 amazing kids, 1 poodle, 1 schnauzer, 1 cat, 9 Peppered Cory catfish, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps, 2 Red Star Sex-links, and 1 Speckled Sussex and a MIL downstairs! Never a dull moment at our house.

My son made my chicken avatar out of LEGO's. It is our chicken, Lucy.
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post #9 of 24

My chickens will fly up onto my arms and squat to be petted.  Some peep very gently to me and some even purr with their eyes closed.  They watch me all the time!  I love them!!!

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Wish my Silkies and Easter Eggers would appreciate me but they don't since they don't come near me. hit

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Proud owner of a flock of bantams and a few standard chickens.

 

Capri & Venus are my breeding pair of Porcelain D'uccle Bantams.

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