Ear massages??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jbrookebarrow, May 5, 2011.

  1. jbrookebarrow

    jbrookebarrow Out Of The Brooder

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    I had cockatiels and a parakeet once that *loved* having their ears rubbed, so I tried that tonight with a few of the babies and it seemed to go over well. They didn't shriek in pain or terror, and they seemed to tilt their head and push against my fingers (with closed eyes [​IMG] ), so is it safe to assume they enjoyed the ear massages?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I suspect you're right. Some of my hens enjoy it, but not all. They also like their wattles rubbed gently. [​IMG]
     
  3. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks came in yesterday one seemed a lil frazzled..picked that baby up, cupped him in my hand and rubbed his ear..he fell right to sleep [​IMG]
     
  4. jbrookebarrow

    jbrookebarrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Funny story about the ears... My husband was looking at one and started to freak out, then said in a frantic voice, "It has a hole in it's head! Baby!! There's a hole in it's head!!!"

    I couldn't help it. I giggled and told him it was the chick's ear, to which he replied, "Ohh... they have ears??" [​IMG] He's so sweet and cute
     

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