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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HopefulSteader, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. HopefulSteader

    HopefulSteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Heya! I've been reading BYC on and off and I'm super excited to be a part of the group now! :) We got 6 chicks 2 weeks ago and our girls (hopefully haha) are starting to get their feathers in! I know two of them are Speckled Sussex but I'm sure I'll be posting in the What Breed? forum soon to find out the others.

    My hubs is building our coop and is nearly finished with it. I'm ready (as is he I'm sure) to get them out of the garage and into our back yard!

    The chicks are doing great but I'm wondering if I'm not holding them often enough? Generally when I go out in the morning and evening to change their water is when I pick a few up and hold them, talk to them..they're still running away from me and are pretty angry sounding when I finally catch one. Is this normal behavior or should I be holding them more often to get them used to us? They're pretty chill when I hold them and pet them.

    Looking forward to get to 'know' you all! :)
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, HopefulSteader, [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard! It's been my experience that unless you spend hour upon hour with baby chicks they seem to be pretty jumpy. They seem to get quite friendly as they grow older and you bribe them with treats like meal worms! Good luck to you and have fun!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. HopefulSteader

    HopefulSteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, thanks! I just tried out meal worms with them last night and a few would actually let me feed them so I guess that's progress! :)
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG] They will get more and more used to you as they grow up.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with those chicks, and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. HopefulSteader

    HopefulSteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! :)
     
  9. HopefulSteader

    HopefulSteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of our chicks (minus one) and the beginning of our coop! He has the roofing on today and is working on the door now. Love seeing it come together!



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