Chick on my head...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kscottjoyce, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone else has a chick that likes to fly onto your head and stay there for hours as you just go about your business?
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  2. pipthepeep

    pipthepeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my roosters used to like to do that:) they like to get up as high as possible...better view! one of them still does on occasion....not so cute anymore unless I am wearing a hat lol
     
  3. bantam0907

    bantam0907 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullet just started doing this! Its so funny [​IMG]

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  4. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I did - Mine hatched on 17 April and I brought them home 2 weeks ago. They are still scared of me & won't come near me!
     
  5. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is just too funny how chicks love to perch on your hat!
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I have a little pullet I named Petite Miss, because she's little, and she will fly up onto my head if I don't pick her up when she thinks I should! [​IMG] She's a cream Brabanter, and totally adoreable.
     
  7. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Usually if I have more than one chick they all freak out when I go near them. My chick was with three others till I gave them to friends recently. Now that the others are gone she has become very friendly and is no longer afraid of me.
     
  8. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm telling y'all, when you get pecked in the eye, it's not funny or cute anymore. Yes, I speak from experience. It hurts.
     
  9. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to tell you all. Perching on the head is a dominance thing...
    Most birds associate your face as 'you' - not your feet or hands - face. So they're trying to 'relate' to you directly. Being physically higher up means that you're also 'top bird'.
    Discourage if you can. First time you forget the hat and get poo in the hair, well.....yeah.
     
  10. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I laughed out loud at "...and stay there for hours as you just go about your business". I often have pullets on my knees when I'm sitting in the grass but not on my head! [​IMG]
     

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