getting my silkie to like me

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5sallad5, May 12, 2009.

  1. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a Partridge Silke rooster yesterday. He is calm, but when I try to pet him he runs away. How can I get him to be more friendly?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Handle him each day for a few minutes. The more you handle him the more 'tame' they will become....(usually).
     
  3. starryeyes

    starryeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie runs away to and when you pick him up he carries on like you are killing HIm LOL I dont know i got him when he was already 9 mons old. I hope when i hatch silkie eggs and raise them myself they will be more calm around us.



    Good Luck


    Starry
     
  4. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. I've been holding him some already.
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Take him out for dinner and a movie?
     
  6. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok. UP looks like a good one. [​IMG]
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Sit on the floor with them and let them just walk all over you- you are less threatening that way
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Yep, nothing like being a manure mat to reduce any threatening aspects.
     
  9. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've raised 3 silkies from eggs. One of my cockerals always ran and screeched no matter how much I handled him, but the other one, and the female were lovely and tame.
    I think personality has a lot to do with it, but treats help a big deal [​IMG]
     

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