How can I get my chickens to like me more

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Princessfarmer, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Just looking for some tips and pointers to get my chickens to like me more. I love my chickens and I want tome to love me too.
     
  2. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snacks! [​IMG]
     
  3. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

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    Bribery works pretty good. Carry treats and have them come to you to get them so they'll associate you with good stuff.
     
  4. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, they are suckers for some tasty snacks. [​IMG]
     
  5. Delmar

    Delmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Plus more human contact. Just Saturday I converted my tractor to a walk in, in just 2 days my girls are so much more receptive to my touch.
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Your girls aren't really going to love you until they start laying. Then they'll need the moral support and comfort you provide.
     
  7. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little pieces of cooked meat, hamburger, or fish will get them to totally rethink their relationship with you.

    Also sitting on the ground - or at their level - instead of coming down from above.
     
  8. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my girls are pretty muchly ruled by their tummies - food bearer = friend
     
  9. gdplum

    gdplum Out Of The Brooder

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    ...every day...without fail...my bride digs weeds and grass from our garden and flower beds....and takes them to the hens....they see her coming with the 5 gallon red bucket (they apparently know the contents) and they start crowding the doorway. When she enters the chicken yard, they follow her and try to jump onto the rim of the bucket...she scattered the weeds and grass...then turns the bucket upside down and sits there...with weeds and grass in her hands..holding her hands out for the hens to pick at the greenery. Our grandchildren come on weekends...and handle each and every hen...carry them around like dolls...
    If you try just a little, they will love you...treat them like you should treat your husband.
     
  10. MOChickenz

    MOChickenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine especially love me on saturdays. That's the day I clean out the fridge. FOOD!
     

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