how do i get my silkie to love me!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tophatsRcool, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. tophatsRcool

    tophatsRcool Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just got a beautiful silkie at the last meeting and is scared of me. She is about 3 month's old what do i do?
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    One word for you: Mealworms!
     
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens have two predominant "emotions": Fear and hunger. "Love" is not in their repertoire. But they'll sure respond to food, and learn to associate it with you.
     
  4. tophatsRcool

    tophatsRcool Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    Yes, definitely food, especially treats. One of mine always came when I called "bug,bug,bug",lol. Find out what she likes best.
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If have one that is a little skittish, treats and more one-on-one attention works wonders. Carry her around while you feed everybody. Also, talk in a soft, soothing voice... like you would to a baby.
     
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