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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jed2012, Sep 9, 2012.
my hen is scared of me. does anyone have any tips?
Treats help. Mine especially like mealworms. Develop a routine. When I sit in the lawn chair by the coop they all come running. They know its treat time. I have two chairs there and they end up hopping up on " their" chair and eat out of my hand.
so treats will help them like me or the treats? or both?
What is your chicken doing that makes you think it's scared of you? Is it running away every time you come near? or does it just dodge when you try to pick it up? or what?
Our chickens don't really like to be picked up but any time we bring treats to the yard they run to greet us. They still don't want us to pick them up though. That's just how chickens are.
well both. i also tried giving her treats, she still doesnt want to come to me. ive treated her the nicest, and i try to pick her up a lot. is that bad that i like to pick her up a lot?
Some chickens simply don't want to be pets. However, treats do help, although you must get down on their level-sit down and allow the chicken to come to you. If you are dealing with an older bird who has not been handled very much, she may never 'like' you. Don't take it personal, nature gave chickens certain instincts in order to survive. And to be perfectly honest, we really haven't bred chickens to be docile pets. We breed them to provide eggs and meat. If you want a pet chicken a Silkie may be your best bet.