funny chicks and taming them

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by willowbranchfarm, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    When I put my hand in with feed in it to tame my chicks they will jump on my hand to eat the food and then a nother one will want to get on and then jump on and push the other one off. LOL. I've been trying to tame them any ideas? I try to hold them a lot and hand feed them but when I go to pick them up they run away and when I finally get them they chip and cherp and try to fly out of my hand. Any ideas how to fix that? I guess I will just have to play with them a lot to tame them. I went on a small trip and before I went they would hop in my hand and know they wont. Thanks:)
     
  2. JP101010

    JP101010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You sound like your doing a great job raising them!
    Sometimes it helps to reach for them at their level like from the ground up , because by nature they are afraid of something descending down upon them [​IMG]
    Also When they are picked up , some will panic because their feet are dangling so it helps to keep their feet on your hand or shirt( [​IMG] sometimes the shirt is a bad idea)

    Hope to see Pics soon!
    Keep up the great work.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    :)Thanks so much. You're rite they don't like there feet dangling and I dont let them dangle very often. I try to pick them up on there level. I just think they need more time to get to know me better. They are only 1 week old. [​IMG]
     

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