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I have a 5 week old Wydotte that comes up to me and slides her beak on my boot,so I pick her up and cuddle with her and set her back down but she just keeps on doing it.Then I pick her up again and cuddle with her and so on.Somtimes it just gets down right annoying.Unlike the Americana that I talked about in my last post,this silver laced Wyandottes not at the bottom of the pecking order I think it's for the same reason as the Americana and just wants love but what do you think.
post #12 of 16

I, too, have what I call her, a psycho chicken.  I'm  laying in bed in the morning and can hear her "moans" loud until I come let her out.  Then she pecks my feet.  Then I pick her up.  She either makes happy noises or growls.  When I put her down, she will attack my hand!  When I'm taking care of the other pens, she is calling for me and continues to do so until I go back and pick her up.  By then she's hopefully had enough and will leave me alone for a while.  Sometimes I think her attacks are my punishment for not being at her beck and call!

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post #13 of 16

All of these stories are so great! :love

 

If only my chickens enjoyed human contact as much, they were all more content to play amongst themselves...

post #14 of 16

There are only a few of mine who want to be picked up.  The rest just hang out with me.

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post #15 of 16

We too have a 2 y/o Barred Rock named Oreo who has been lame since she was 6 mo old. Oreo comes up to me and stands on my shoes wanting to be picked up. We go sit on a bench and she falls asleep on my lap. But she is actually #2/8 in the pecking order. I think some are just more affectionate than others, just like the rest of us.

post #16 of 16

I also have a very affectionate 7 month old Barred Rock named Roget pronounced:

 

http://static.sfdict.com/staticrep/dictaudio/R03/R0363700.mp3

 

 I don't know where the name came from. I had never heard the name before, however this very special baby chick came right up to me the first day & was extra friendly and has not changed (to my liking). One day, when it was time to start naming my chicks, she was the first one & the name just popped out of my mouth!? Now she just lets herself in, jumping over the barrier I put in front of the back door, and she comes in & jumps on my lap when I'm on the computer and closes her eyes when I pet her. Her voice sometimes brings tears of joy. Even though I have never had chickens in the past, I cannot imagine not having them now. The rest of my small flock are all special in some way, as well.

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