How can i get my chickens to let me pick them up.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wyattbaggett, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. wyattbaggett

    wyattbaggett Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an amerucana, red star and a buff orphington. How can I get them to like me better and let me pick them up.
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Food. Feed them from your hands.Put some on your lap they will probably jump right up on you.Go slow.
     
  3. wyattbaggett

    wyattbaggett Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been doing that. Is there anything else i can do.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Sometimes chickens just do not like to be picked up and held/handled no matter how you raise them. I've had a few that didn't mind and one that was exceptionally tame but the majority of them just really don't care for it.
     
  5. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start to squat before laying is how I would pick mine up and now they are so use to it they come over as to say "is it my turn".
     
  6. wyattbaggett

    wyattbaggett Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks ill try that
     

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