How to get adult chickens to love you????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PDS3, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. PDS3

    PDS3 Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone,

    I got 3 adult chickens a few days ago and I am not sure how to get the to love me??? I have been spending heaps of time with them (giving them cuddles, pats and corn [​IMG], and also getting them used to me and my smell and looks) but I am not sure if there is something more I should do? I have never had chickens before and these ones do not LOVE people very much so any advise would be awesome! I love them so much but I want them to love and trust me.

    Thanks,

    PDS3 [​IMG]
     
  2. PDS3

    PDS3 Just Hatched

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    I am very sorry, I am very new to this ([​IMG]) and I did not know how to put this related to a different post!

    Sorry! [​IMG]
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    You are doing all the right things but more time will be needed for them to gain your trust. I have found letting them come to you has worked best rather than catching them and giving them cuddles. Treats work really well when doing this. Once they have the confidence they will often jump up onto your lap. I sit down in the run with them as they don't see you as much of a threat if you are at their level.

    Keep going with what you are doing and I'm sure you will have friendly birds in time :D
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't be sorry, we were all new once. I can move your thread to the appropriate forum section :highfive:
     
  5. PDS3

    PDS3 Just Hatched

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    Thanks!

    That is very helpful because I did not really know what I was doing! I will definitely use your advice, it sounds very helpful thanks!

    It would be awesome if you could move my thread to the right section thanks! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy PDS3 and welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    You already have some great tips from Yorkshire Coop but I would like to add just two more words ….. meal worms [​IMG]
     
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  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    You are most welcome!

    I have moved your thread to "Managing your flock" section. If you ever need anything moving/feel you have posted in the wrong section or you need a moderators help you can click the little red flag in the bottom left hand corner of your post. Leave a note and the moderators will be made aware of it.
     
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  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yes, mine go crazy crazy for them!
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Yeah, mine too.

    We keep live meal worms in a blue ice cream container; if anyone walks into our yard with a blue ice cream container and then out again I swear they would have 5 chickens in tow [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. PDS3

    PDS3 Just Hatched

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    Hahaha! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the great advice!
     

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