Crazy girls -Silver Spangled Hamburgs never warm & fuzzy

bwebb7

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I have 20 pullets- 6 of them are SSH; 6 are Black Astaulorp, 2 are White Wyandotte, 1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Buff Orp, 1 RIR, 1 Red Sex Link & 1 Partridge Rock!
All these girls were hatched May 16th. They are a joy and I love every last one of them. However it is not quite as easy to love the SSH's! They are flighty! The others are eating out of my hand and a few even let me pick them up. The ssh's do run up to me when I come back out but stay back as the other girls are all over me. When I went to medicate I almost had a heart attack cause when you catch them they fight and squawk like crazy!
And recently (last 3 nights) 2 of them have been avoiding going in the coop and tonight I found there place.
Is it normal to have a few strays?
Has anyone else noticed a particular breed being "less tame?"
 
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redhen

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my silver spangled is the same way...wants nothing to do with me at all...i have heard they can be like that..Wendy
 

debilorrah

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Gosh mine isnt like that. We had to cut off her band from the fair last night and my fiance held her and I cut it off with no fuss whatsoever. Maybe she is young.... Of course we dont know. We bought her from a farm that free ranges EVERY animal known to man.
 

Godsgrl

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My friend has a SSH, and she is the sweetest thing! She lets you pet her, and is quite friendly. In fact, the other day, we had a "conversation." I'm not quite sure what we talked about, but she talked with me for a long time.

Sorry yours is a more aloof type. I guess each chicken has it's own personality.
 

bwebb7

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once again-those 2 silly ssh's are in the upper part of the coop_it will be the roosting area when we are done. I had to climb the ladder to get them out.
 

bwebb7

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Let this be a lesson! I should not be a chicken racist!
I wasn't raised around "silvers" and my family never spoke of "silvers" -that only makes me ignorant and "silvers" different. Not wrong. Just different.
I apologize to "SILVERS" EVERYWHERE!



P.S.
your Rosie is quite a beaut!
 
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MagsC

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I think some breeds in general are kind of flighty with exceptions for individuals.
 

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