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Help with new babies please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loupan, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want some advise on the 2 new babies i got yesterday everyone seems to be geting along fine but the wee frizzle and aracanna i think are so skitish nothing like my other chooks ,granted i have had the others from a day old and these are 7 weeks old ,do i just give them time and keep going into coop and sitting with them or should i bring them inside and start handling them all the time im worried they are not going to fit in with the other chics becouse they are so nervous and i mean real nervous ,its only day two of there new home is this just normal please settle my nerves and any advise is greatly received .
     
  2. nicola86

    nicola86 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi i have bought in chicks before - i am now breeding my own. But it took them around 2 weeks to stop running away from me and the other chicks. Also i have aracannas as well and no matter what i do (even hatching them from eggs) They still hate to be handled. With my other girls i can walk in and pick up to check them over and my aracannas i have to wait till it is dark out.

    Good luck :)
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If they are 7 weeks, yeah, I'd spend more time with them and give them treats. Boiled egg, mealworms... what ever it takes.

    Food will win them over.
     
  4. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats exactly how it is i have just been out to say goodnight and i picked both the new ones up no bother how starnge is that the aracanna is defo more jumpy and i think it makes the other chicks think what the hell is going on lol, my other chicks i go in and they are staright away wanting to jump on me do you think i should just keep going as i am i realy dont want to have to take them out now and stress them even more
     
  5. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i will defo try this ;)
     
  6. nicola86

    nicola86 Out Of The Brooder

    I don't know what the others think but if it was my flock i would leave them in but just spend time with them i.e walking around etc they will soon enough calm down. :)
     

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