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How do i get my chickens to like me

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bob the chicken man, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Bob the chicken man

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    Treats and time.
    Sit on the ground and offer a few treats from your hand.
    Let them get used to you.
     
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  3. Bob the chicken man

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    I have tried that and they come up but I've been doing it since i put them in the coop which was probably when they were about two months. Is it a time consuming thing?
     
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    Looks like they are still young. I glanced at your other thread.
    Just wait.
    Bring treats every day..try shaking the same can/container then offering them treats from it. (meal worms are great)..they will get used to that can and noise and learn to come to you when you shake it.
     
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    well i've been giving them collard greens and this thing called dollar weed but that doesn't come in a can. Should i try giving them treats that come in a can. If so what are some good options.
     
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    Sorry...I should have been more clear...mealworms placed in a can, shaken around....makes noise that they will learn to recognize.
    Greens won't make much noise if placed in a can.
    You could try some dried oats.

    Read the link in my signature about proper feeding...you wouldn't want to offer too much treats.
     
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    I don't know of any chicken treats that come in a can..I just used to put some in a can to shake to train mine when they were young.
     
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    Ok i also sometimes feed them cheerios. There food that i feed them (not the treats) is chick starter pellets. Is ok if i use those or is it not good to use there actual food as a treat.
     
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    Not something I would feed but..place them in a can and shake it...let them get use to the sound.
     
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    Can they not have cheerios. i don't give them it to often maybe every once and awhile.
     

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