does anybody have tips for taming chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickalator, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive tried all sorts of stuff and nothing has worked yet. HELP!!1
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
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    I just handle mine alot. They walk right up to me, but maybe thats because Ive had them since they were babies. How old were your's when you got them?
     
  3. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got them as day old chicks. the breeds are silver spangled hambur, and rir.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    These are the things I tell my son.


    Be very still.

    Let them come to you.

    Hand feed them a lot.

    When they are eating stay right there with them, peck at the food with
    your finger, and don't move fast.

    BE THE CHICKEN.



    I'll go into my run and sit like a statue for an hour. Before long even the skittish
    chickens will be poking at me. Of course my lap chickens will be on my shoulders,
    legs, and even head.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    And a pragmatic attitude. Theyre chickens, after all.
     
  6. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been hanging out with them every day and they still are skittish. ill keep workin on it though
     
  7. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:How old are your chicks?
     
  8. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now they are fourteen weeks.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Spending lots of time with them and treats. I keep a lawn chair by my run and when I need some quiet time I sit on it in the middle of the run, or I take it into the smaller pens where the chicks are. My hubby thinks I'm nuts, but oh well.....
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  10. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:I wouldn't worry about it too much now. I would however, continue to hold them and hand feed them. You won't be sorry if you do this. In the evening I go out and sit in my lawn chair to watch my chickens and they surround me. They are waiting for a treat. They even fly on my lap to sit. If I walk around to my garden, I have a group of chickens following me and watching me. Believe it or not, my RIR are the friendliest of all my breeds. Just keep doing what you are doing. [​IMG]
     

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