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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coopedup:p, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    i got my first chickens after about 5 years. there are just three white cochin bantams. one roo and 2 hens. i got them last wednesday and they are still kinda skiddish. they wont walk up to me. but i hold them..... but they thry to get away so i put them down. i just started giving them oyster shells. but i was wondering how i could get them to come up to me. can yall help?
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    It'll take more than just one week. The best way to get them to like you more is just interactering with them regularly and giving them food/treats. Since you've not had them long, they're still getting used to their new surroundings and you.
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    How old are they?
  4. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    yeh, their old coop was really small to. but i hope it wont take to long for them to get used to me.

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