Brand new mommy here!! help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PurplePoppiPpl, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    North Western Wisconsin
    i have just got 2 five and a half week old pullets/chicks and they are terrorfied of me! i want them to be happy and calm but they seem just so scared wheni open the brooder and try to pick one out. any suggestions?
  2. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well since they are 5 and a half weeks old they are going to take sometime to come around. Give them treats, talk to them, just get them used to your presence. They'll come around I'm sure. I got some that we already a month old and after a few days 2 of them came around. One I'm still working with but she is getting there.
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  3. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    OH! and WELCOME to BYC! [​IMG]
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I agree. It's harder to tame the older they get. But patients and treats work well! Mine love wet feed, I put it in my hand and let them eat. The more time you spend, the friendlier they will be.

    The oldest I brought home was a 5 week old frizzle Cochin, she loves to sit in my lap. It took her a while to warm up to me.
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