How could I get them closer?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThePRfan, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    The hens lately have been playing hard to get,and actulaly are making me think,"Its cause im a man(Lol).
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    oh im not new,I just put it in that threa,I need help tho
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    You should try taming them with food.

    Start by scattering food around your feet and just standing there while they come and eat. Talk to them softly. After about three days squat down and scatter the food around you while still talking. After another few days start hand feeding them while talking. This should tame them well enough that they come running when they see you.

    Know that this will take a lot of time and patience.

    Also, if you don't want to be welcomed by all the greeters, you should post here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Good luck!
     
  7. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    i do that,but they just dont hang with me much.I guess i've tamed them to the point already.They roost with them,they just dont ALWAYS do it.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Maybe you need to look for friendlier breeds, like silkies, buff orps, etc.
     

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