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Bonding with older chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BamaBowdens, May 31, 2016.

  1. BamaBowdens

    BamaBowdens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! New members with new family members. We are real new into this, and have been looking over the forums for a little while. Would like some advise. We just brought home a few 2-yo Bluff Orpingtons and are wanting to know the best way our family can bond with them. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Buff Orpingtons are generally pretty mellow birds. Move slowly and talk softly around them. Hand feed them (rather than ad lib feeding) so that they come to associate you with feed. Treats such as mealworms, crickets even bits of bread can help in the socializing process. Good luck, and enjoy them.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Agree with Sourland.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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