chicks hormonal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by earthy_chicks, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. earthy_chicks

    earthy_chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2007
    I have been trying to handle my chicks a lot for the past three weeks to get them used to me and in the beginning they were all very sweet and tolerated being held. However, I've noticed now that a few of them have gotten really irritable about being held and they are also loosing a lot of fluff and getting more and more feathers in. Is this normal chick behavior? Are they like hormonal or something? Is it uncomfortable for them when they are growing so fast? Will they return to being sweet once their feathers are in? Just curious:)

    hmm. here we go again with the duplicate messages. I swear, I'm only clicking once! argh
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Depends on the breed and individual bird on how they will act when they grow up... I find heavy breeds are more gentle and things like leghorns will make you go crazy. There are ALWAYS exceptions though.

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