are all banties "scaredy birds" or are mine *special*?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommy9994, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    these little things scream and cower in the corner when a FLY gets in the brooder! Are all bantams like this? They are 2 weeks old. my standard chicks would have caught it out of the air, and played keep away with it! Also, when you turn the bathroom light off, they scream. I don't just mean chickie sounds, they SCREAM. I'm pretty sure that the 1 is a leghorn-- it's all white, no boots. I don't know what the other is, it's brown with brown a "chipmunk" stripe, and is feathering out a pretty brown. Also no boots.
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    My SLSB are ok they are kinda nutty
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I had four unexpected visitors tonight, and my little Banties we've been hatching were fighting for their attention. They know no stranger!
  4. buckyphifer

    buckyphifer In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2008
    Northwest Tennessee
    They are definitely "chicken" chickens [​IMG] Mine are also 2 weeks and are crazy!!! When I water, feed, clean up they go peanuts; sqawking and fliting around. But lately they are always in an uproar about something, even in the middle of the night. The other day my 4 grown cochin bantams were carrying on like something was after was a red bird in the bush next to them!? I guess it is just they're nature. They ain't called chickens for nothing:D
  5. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    when my bantys were babies they were the most "chicken" of the whole bunch - but now at 1 year old my little hen will let anyone pet her and my little roo chases the neighbors pitt bulls when they get close to the fence --

    maybe as they get older they will settle down

  6. Mthenmom

    Mthenmom Hatching

    Oct 15, 2007
    Mine are 1 week old and NOT banties but act scared when one approaches. I go in quietly talking softley to let them know Im there , I kneel down next to the brooder and they all run around for their life. And taking them out to clean up and change water etc,,,, holy smokes, Ive never seen such a squaky bunch. I hope that settles down. I also hope they remain healthy!
  7. coopist

    coopist Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    Midwest U.S.

    Chickens vary in temperament by breed and individual. Some standard varieties and some bantam varieties are known for avoiding human contact. Others are more calm and friendly.

    Here is a helpful chicken chart that gives temperamental characteristics by breed. Note: individuals do vary, but this is still a helpful reference:
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    [​IMG] Cute thread. My standards have heir moments at a mere 3 days old but for the most part, they are calm.
  9. Mthenmom

    Mthenmom Hatching

    Oct 15, 2007
    I do see most of the ones Ive got are good tempered and docile. Buffs, RIR, Arcuana/americana, then my friend has some black star and white leghorn in there. I think its just a few that act scaredy, and the rest follow suit. Oh well, Im sure that will change once they are bigger and more mature.
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    That's funny. We are raising our first chicken, it's going to be a house chicken. I showed it a small piece of greens from my salad and it screamed and tried to jump out of my husbands hands. I was really surprised by its reaction. Silly scaredy cat! LOL

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