He's comin' around.... finally

Tomhusker

Songster
10 Years
May 28, 2010
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Carson, Iowa
We have had our 10 BR chicks for a couple of weeks now. They were a couple weeks old when we got them and were kept in brooder cages with a large group of chicks. They were no acclimated to human contact at all and have pretty much done what ever they have had to do to avoid me when I get close to them. Every day I bring them treats, and I sit in the door of the coop in the evening at lock up for a long time.
One of the chicks is a Roo I named Dave. I have taken a liking to this fellow because of his demeanor and I talk specifically to him when I am watching them eat the treats. Last night while sitting in at the coop door, Dave worked his way over to me. He did not move away from me when I reached out for him. I picked him up, which he was not real fond of, so I put him back down. He did not move away though, and allowed me to pet him on the back and head.
He continued to hang around me until I turned out the light and bid them all a good night. I hope that once I get rid of the rest of the roo's (there are three more) he will relax a bit more.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
That's really cool. It's funny how, in every batch of chicks I've gotten so far, there are a few that are very shy, and some that are really friendly......keep up the good work...sounds like you're winning him over.
 

Big Red's Mom

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Nov 15, 2008
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Pick him up again and hold on to him until he calms down...Then pet and talk to him. You will have a friend for life.
Mine will even fall asleep in my lap and almost snore. (he is two years old now)
 

Tomhusker

Songster
10 Years
May 28, 2010
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Carson, Iowa
Big Red's Mom :

Pick him up again and hold on to him until he calms down...Then pet and talk to him. You will have a friend for life.
Mine will even fall asleep in my lap and almost snore. (he is two years old now)

I want to do that, but it's so darn hot here and I am afraid he'll overheat while panicking.​
 

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