Chicken Personalities

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChrissyChick, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. ChrissyChick

    ChrissyChick Hatching

    Aug 29, 2008
    It has been 3 weeks since our chicks arrived!! We have 27 and they are so fun!! They are each starting to show personalities....some like to be held, others like to have their feathers scratched......others are big and bossy and like to be bullies. So funny to watch!
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Chickens are fun--thats why we are all here!! We love them. What breeds did you get?

  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    We are noticing more of this everyday too. Ours are 2 weeks old. The general breed "personality" descriptions are not always set in stone. I think it has alot to do with how often the chicks are held and interacted with. Each is an individual though. We have a small mixed group of white leghorn, BR, Australorp, black star, and EEs. There are 2 white leghorns, which are reported to be nervous and flighty. 1 of ours is super sweet and affectionate. The other one tolerates being held, but does not shy away. There are 5 EEs and all are a little different, 1 is like a little lap dog, 1 is really interested in exploring stuff, 1 is a little clown who likes to lay in my hand on her back and have her belly petted. The black star is the boss of the group, and really dislikes being handled (contrary to reports of this breed). The barred rock is a talker, she has advanced way quicker in the vocal dept and sounds more chickeny and less cheepy, she likes to be higher on roosts and dive bombs the others. The australorp jumps on my feet when I walk by her outside in the run. They are all neat though.

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