are male chicks friendlier, generally speaking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by my4ladies, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Songster

    Jul 4, 2010
    I ordered 4 chicks and the company threw in 7 extras which they said were males. The 4 I ordered are:
    (standard size) Wyandotte, female
    (standard size) Ameraucana, female (she's not as bad in the skiddish department...still not nearly as friendly)
    (bantam size) Silkie, ?
    (bantam size) light Brahma, ?

    All the "extras" they threw in are so friendly, social, and curious, while the others are very skiddish. The chicks are all about 2 weeks old now, and the extras are all yellow, but I'm not sure what breed. I'm know that in the animal world, generally males make more loyal, friendlier, etc pets...but that's usually apparent when they're older, you know? So, just it the same with chicks, or do you think it's the breed?

    They've all been moved to the outdoor coop now, where it's warm during the day, lamp goes on at night. It has a hinged top door on top of the external nesting boxes. When I lift that up, the yellow extras all fly up to sit on the side....they are not afraid of me at all. While the others hang out as far back as possible. WIll they come around eventually? I hate that the ones we're keeping are the skiddish ones, while every single 'extra' is friendly and fearless!

    BTW, anyone near Syracuse, New York that would want these friendly little chickies, lol?
  2. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Upstate New York
    All I can say is that my favorite chicks out of a batch ordered from a hatchery all turned out to be boys... the males were the most curious and cuddly and the females were more standoffish. That was the case for all of them except one of our Blue Laced Red Wyandottes girls that still jumps onto my lap for cuddles when I'm sitting outside. So I don't think that is always the case with chicks, but it seems like our experiences are similar.

    Or maybe it has something to do with that Syracuse air- I live in the area as well. Sorry no more roos for me though! [​IMG]
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    My male chicks have all seemed to be friendlier and sweeter. I agree the girls seem to be more shy and stand-offish. Later it reverses in most cases lol. I do have some sweet roos that stayed sweet.
  4. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    I'm north of Syracuse, but no roos for me...thanks anyway.
  5. McCash40

    McCash40 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2010
    I agree. The one male NH I received (packing peanut) was very friendly. I hated to get rid of him. No roos allowed in my town.
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    We've had quite a few chicks over the last few years and I can't say that I've, personally, ever noticed the males being noticeably friendlier than the girls. All our chicks are held every day by multiple people and they've all been very sweet and friendly.
  7. my4ladies

    my4ladies Songster

    Jul 4, 2010
    Quote:Packing peanut, lol!!!

    I doubt that our neighbors would appreciate the crowing. I, personally, love the sound of an early morning rooster. During the day, however, gets annoying [​IMG]

    Thanks ladies!
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    One of the meanest chickens I ever had was a BR rooster. He attacked everything, even cars that came in the driveway--we had to lock him up when we had company. We had a mongrel dog that was mostly corgi that would single-handedly kill full grown woodchucks that the rooster terrorized.
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I got 5 different chicks and my 2 favourite were roos .though I have 1 that is still questionable if its a roo

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