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Hen Raised vs. Hand/House Raised

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenboy95, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. chickenboy95

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    Are chicks more skiddish and don't like to be picked up if there with a mother hen. Or are they more skiddish and don't like to be picked up if there raised inside the house in a brooder.
     

  2. ChickenCop

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    Either way their gonna be skittish for a while. It all depends on how often you get them out and handle them.
     
  3. Chickenaddict

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    In my experience I have found that chicks don't want anything to do with me when raised by a hen. However if i am the one raising them they get used to the human touch and become very tame until they grow up and don't want anything to do with me anymore [​IMG]
     
  4. Lee

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    I have a hen that loves to go broody about a week after she weans her chicks. I have a brooder cage that I raise them in and I handle her quite a bit, as she is friendly and the chicks see this and get the idea I'm not the boogey man, so they end up friendly too. Just my way of doing it. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenboy95

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    OK thank you.
    I had 5 eggs hatch and since I'm out with my chickens so much when ever the hens have chicks I can imitate the hens sounds to the chicks.
    I know the "come get food"
    I know the "come under my hand danger"
    and I know the soft buk buk buk that they make and they all run to my hand and dont leave it alone.
    They follow it around everywhere.

    Oh and I have 1 pipping at the moment.

    and 6 under the broody hen and 3 more in the bator not doing anything.
     

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