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Bonding and taming chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cwyrick1022, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. cwyrick1022

    cwyrick1022 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my chicks a few days ago. I love them so much and they are more like our kids rather than pets, my husband wakes up in the middle of the night to go check on them. It feels like raising our kids all over again. Worrying about if they're happy or if they're comfy or sick... after the first few days we feel more confident and we love watching them play and sleep.
    -but.... when we reach in to handle them they scatter and chirp. It makes me feel bad.

    So here's my question......
    How do you tame and bond with your chicks so they aren't so afraid when they are handled?






    Thank you for any advice,
    NEW MOTHER OF FOUR SILKIE CHICKS.
     
  2. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    The more you handle them the more they get used to it.....I never play with them....Once older they get to know you.....Talking and feeding times they get to know you....


    Cheers!
     

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