I Cant Touch My Chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken-Lover23, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Chicken-Lover23

    Chicken-Lover23 Hatching

    Mar 1, 2012
    So I have 2, two week old black silkies(Midnight and Raven), a 3day old white silkie(Winter) and a 3day old partridge silkie(Wingnut). Raven, Midnight and Winter wont let me touch them. They run around chirrping when I try. Are they scared of me or what? What should I do? Thanks

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Give them time (and treats). Chickens are hardwired to think everything is going to eat them, its how they survive. Good luck!
  3. Cmoulton

    Cmoulton Hatching

    Mar 4, 2012
    I have a black silkie and a Phoenix that are a few days old. The day I got them I wrapped them up in a baby blanket with their heads out and just sat with them on my lap, rubbed their heads while the heat vent blew on them and they both stopped chirping and fell asleep it was the coolest thing. The Phoenix is already super attached to me and starts chirping really loud when i walk out of the room, and will jump on my leg when I'm sitting on the ground. The silkie still isn't that interested in me picking her up yet, but I'm working on it [​IMG]
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    Check here for tips: HERE
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012

  5. ella

    ella Songster

    My first flock of 26 pullets were psycho as chicks, I could not get anywhere near them.

    So I just spend time watching them and gradually they came to trust me. I never gave them any treats or anything I was just there. As they grew and especially as they reached egg laying age they became much more affectionate.

    Being crazy fearful as chicks doesn't mean they won't like you. Keep hope. :)
  6. Chicken-Lover23

    Chicken-Lover23 Hatching

    Mar 1, 2012
    Thanks guys! I'll try everything :)

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