Anyway to insure a friendly chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maryallison, May 9, 2009.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost my favorite chicken the other day due to a possum attack. I am so sad. I do have some of her offspring I am hatching out and I just realized one is going to be frizzled. My dear sweet Autumn was a frizzle. (She is in my profile pic with me) SO is there anything I can do to insure I get another chicken friendly as she was? Or does it just happen sometimes?
     
  2. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mosts hens are freindly f you rais them and feed them and are nice to them to but if your mean they will attack you [​IMG]
     
  3. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

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    idk - as i am still wainting for my first ever chicks, but i am so sorry for your loss. i am sure it was really hard. i love animals and losing them is tough no matter how big or small. i will be interested to see the responses for your sweetness question. good luck.
     
  4. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what Ive been hearing Brahma's are VERY friendly...
     
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my buff Brahmas are a little shy but I hear lights are more friendly. they're really cute! [​IMG]
     
  6. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so far.....
     
  7. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you get a bo almost everyone will want to be with you my freind has one that sleeps with him on his pellow

    i think it poops in his hair [​IMG]
     
  8. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    Holding them and hand feeding treats seemed to really help my chicks become friendly. Good luck!
     
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I think some of their temperment is due to nature, some to nurture. I don't think there's a way to 100% insure a friendly chick, no matter how much you handle or treat them. Some are just more wary than others.

    I do think you can do things that would make an otherwise friendly bird more wary, afraid & cautious around you, with any rough handling or mistreatment.

    Most chickens will at least learn to appreciate you as a food & treat source. Many more will learn to tolerate handling & holding, and some will grow to enjoy it. I hope that's the case with your new frizzled friend.
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I think it mostly has to do with breed, personally. I held my first ones all the time and they don't sit still for me now. They will let me pet them in the coop but outside I can't ever get close enough to touch them.
    My cochins and frizzles never run from me, ever. My ameraucana are almost equally as friendly.....
    sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     

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