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how do i get my chicks to not be scared around me?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jadie, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. jadie

    jadie Chirping

    Nov 9, 2012
    i just got chicks home last night and i was going to give them a little bit to get used to their new home theyre about 5 days old but 2 of them had pasty butt and i had to get it off asap, i did and they are fine now but im afraid that i scard them and now theyre scared of me. i dont want chickens that are timid or aggressive with people (especially me) id love them to come running over when i come. plus i have neighbors from 1st to 4th grade and i know they will be coming over to see them eventually and when they grow up and id love it if they could pet or even hold them one day. [​IMG]
    any tips on how to slowly get my 3 (soon 6) chicks to be comportable in my hands and love me. this is my first time with chicks, so far i love and i want more. [​IMG]
    also simply and tips on chicks would be highly apperiated thanks so much
    oh and i also have a cat and a big that loves to chase and catch animals.....ideas on how the get them friends when get older would be apperaiated thanks agiand wish me luck


  2. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chirping

    Mar 16, 2013
    Harvest, Al
    I have four chicks just over a week old now. I handle them daily. Their brooder box is in our living room. We take them out around twice a day to play with us. It seems they like playing ball like the dogs do!!
    I also have two kids ages 5 and 3.5 so they get handled by the kids as well. Ours so far are not timid with us and love coming out to play!

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