Can baby chicks get attached to you?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LuLuBelle, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I got 6 bantams at the Tractor Supply Company 2 weeks ago...

    We have each become very fond of one of the chicks. It happens to be a feather legged one. But I liked it when i went to pick it out.

    Anyways, my question is, if you get them at a young age, like maybe a week old... can they become attached to you, like you are attached to them? I know it's a silly question, but i was just curious. I'm new to this, so don't laugh too hard.

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  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    Yuppery Duppery Do!
    I have 2 cochins that think I rule the earth and love me to pieces. The rest...well,not so much lol.At least they arent attack Ninja Chickens.


    and i love your screen name. i have a Great Pyr named Tallulah Belle and we call her Lula Belle:D
     
  3. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even as I sit here on the computer typing, it's on my shoulder just resting.

    My husband and I each have become fond of this one. I know eventually we will have to take them outside, but I would be crushed if anything happened to it.

    I know I can replace them.... but I really like this one. Such a sweety.
     
  4. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    No silly questions here! Yes they will become attached to you and what fun it is when they do. I have a turken pullet that just shoots out of where ever she is to me for her treat. Really comical to watch. I have a bench where I sit to watch chicken TV an I have a black cochin hen (miss bloomer britches) who to my delight will come sit in my lap. I use watermelon as one type treat they love it.
     
  5. LuLuBelle

    LuLuBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww that's so cute....
     
  6. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chicks is very much attached to me....has been since day 2. She always hops out of the brooder and she likes to sleep in my arm. It's so cute. My DH says she is rotten. The other 12 chicks are friendly enough but not like her.

    BTW.....her name is LuLu.
     
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  7. amamaofmany

    amamaofmany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 14 chicks, all hatched on 3/25.

    We have some that seem to be very frightened at being shown any attention, and I have one specked Sussex that we named Sally that is so friendly that at the sound of my voice she looks up and jumps up flapping- she wants me to put my hand down into the brooder so she can jump into my hand & perch on my arm. She'll make little peeps and cheeps, at me, then she'll settle down onto my arm. She sits there very pleased with herself, and makes a very contented little noise. She is so friendly and sweet!

    Some of my other friendlies are the black Australorps, Peeps and Cocoa and Josette, one of the cuckoo Marans. We also have an Easter Egger, Sue, who really seems to enjoy being patted but screams as if she's being eaten alive if she's picked up.

    They are really fun! I'm going to miss them once they leave my kitchen & go outside into their almost-finished coop. I can just see that I'll NOT be inside getting much done once that happens![​IMG]
     

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