how to train your chicks to love you!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jason180sx, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2011
    i got chicks today and a want them to come runing when you come and love get picked up
    i tryed to get them treats put when i pick them up they just want to go back with the others
  2. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    Mine didn't start running to me until I started doing some handfeeding. Once they made the food/hand connection, they stopped hiding in the back of their cage and most come running to the door when I show up. Also handle them a fair amount - hold them to your chest, go 'shhh shhhh shhhh' quietly until they calm and gently massage the backs of their necks. The ones I handled the most when they were little (had to clean their pasty vents) are the ones that are the most friendly today.
    Good luck -

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by