Almost one year old Chicken Mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kikylou, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. kikylou

    kikylou Hatching

    Feb 23, 2017
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Kristy and I am from a small town in PA. My husband bought me 8 black sex link chickens last year for my birthday, they are almost a year old now. I just love them to pieces, wish I could make them a little more friendly though. I have frequent this site in the past year so I figured it was time to join. I have learned a lot from this site over the year with being a new chicken mama. We have lots of new spring plans for the chickens, we are making their run bigger and going to make them new feeders. [​IMG]

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Welcome!! Some breeds are not interested in being friendly, but if you want to try-----go out and sit with a treat daily try to allow your hand to touch them a little to start as they are getting the treats---see if they will eat it out your hand. Give them some time. Messing with them a lot as chicks usually helps.
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under kikylou [​IMG] Welcome!

    Most chickens love meal worms and anyone who is doling them out [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. [​IMG]

  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you join us!
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kristy, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I agree with the above advice. What I do is when I can get close enough to reach down and slowly and catch a bird - not chase it down, but grab it when it's eating - is to to walk around the yard with it under arm and pet it. Then after a couple minutes I set it down and walk away. Seems like if I try and pick it up again right away it is skittish....but by walking away it seems to make the connection (if chickens can actually make a connection) that I'm not a threat and they don't seem as skittish the next time. That's what works for me, anyway. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]

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    Welcome to BYC! There is a ton of information here, just use the magic search box!

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

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