How can you get a chicken to like you? Iny ideas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenPeep, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello, i know this is kinda a weirs Q, but do you know how you can get a chicken to warm up to you? I have this one pullet that i really like, but i don't think she likes me that much! [​IMG]
    It's ok if you think this is a weird quistion, it is. I don't even know if this is the right place to post this.
    But any ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Mealworms. [​IMG]
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Not a weird question at all! Food is always the way to their heart. I still can't get my buff orp to warm up to me though [​IMG]
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bribery works wonders! ( and lots of holding and petting and coddling ), oh, and how old is she? I have noticed that once they start laying, they become SUPER sweet and loving.
     
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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    TREATS TREATS TREATS...

    Um, did I mention TREATS?! [​IMG]
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are like men...The way to their heart is through their stomach [​IMG] Give them lots of treats!
     
  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi ChickenPeep,

    I agree that mealworms are the best tool. ;O)

    Some breeds, and some chickens are more skittish than others..... So among the things you need, are a lot of time to spend with the chicken in question, and a lot of patience...and a lot of mealworms. (and even then...


    good luck with your chicken!
     
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    When all else fails, a butt-scratch session. My girls LOVE it!
     
  9. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Wow guys! Thanks for the replies!
    Kari_dawn, she is only about 4 weeks old! [​IMG]
    I do agree with all of you that food is best. The only thing is, at this age, they don't really know the great joys of food yet! [​IMG]
    They don't seem to care about mealwors yet, as i've tried it before.
    Maybe in a few more weeks!
    One again thanks for the advice and i will try everythiing on my stubborn little girl! Here she is! [​IMG]
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