Are your 'teens' pigs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dixiedoodle, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    My older girls are very gentle and easy when they 'take' a treat from our hands....But our "teens' are little pigs! They grab, bite, snap --worse that my dogs --when they are offered a treat! Only two of the 12 week olds are 'nice' about it!

    So, are your teens pigs or are they polite?
     
  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are most definitely pigs. You would think i was starving them!
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Mine are part broody-raised, so they are aloof. The ones that take treats from my hand get the most treats. I have some grown birds that are pigs, though. And some spoiled birds that will only eat treats from my hand and not off the ground [​IMG]
     
  4. 4theloveofhens

    4theloveofhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My teens are both.

    I will tell you this. Grapes turn my chickens into T-Rex's. They grab and go so fast and hard that they wouldn't know if they had my finger instead of a grape.

    Everything else, they are polite and gentle. But watch out for those grapes.

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  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens just want to eat. Kinda of like a dog they see me coming with the special dish & they are ready.They all gather around & I put it on the ground & they inhale it.
     

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