I don't think my chicken likes me

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
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When they are three weeks old or thereabouts, especially, they go through a very skittish phase and don't like human contact. Just keep offering small amounts of treats as they grow up and continue the loving!

They will become much friendlier when they begin to lay. Then they will squat for you and let you pick them up, most likely.
 

LemonberryMoon

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 6, 2013
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When they are three weeks old or thereabouts, especially, they go through a very skittish phase and don't like human contact. Just keep offering small amounts of treats as they grow up and continue the loving!

They will become much friendlier when they begin to lay. Then they will squat for you and let you pick them up, most likely.
I was totally kidding, her glaring eye just cracked me up in this picture :) And I was looking for a reason to show off their latest photo shoot...

This is Sparta and she is top snuggler out of our seven. Nugget is also a good snuggler (below)







 

forgetful

Songster
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I have a chick that looks a lot like that! We named her Falcon because she gave such intense looks:



Just out of curiosity, what breed is that? Falcon is a mix, and I was trying to discern whether she could be part of the same breed.
 

LemonberryMoon

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 6, 2013
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She is a Wellsummer :) We have two and they are both very talkative and very sweet.
I have a chick that looks a lot like that! We named her Falcon because she gave such intense looks:



Just out of curiosity, what breed is that? Falcon is a mix, and I was trying to discern whether she could be part of the same breed.
 

forgetful

Songster
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Mar 30, 2013
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Thank you for the info! Those are lovely pictures. I wish mine would have been so snuggley at that age.
 

MissChickadee

Hatching
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Apr 10, 2013
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When they are three weeks old or thereabouts, especially, they go through a very skittish phase and don't like human contact. Just keep offering small amounts of treats as they grow up and continue the loving!

They will become much friendlier when they begin to lay. Then they will squat for you and let you pick them up, most likely.
Thank you for this! My chicks just turned 3 weeks old and also just started act like they are terrified of me!! They are so skittish all of a sudden, I've been wondering what I've been doing wrong. Good to know that I should just keep feeding them and spending time with them and they will come around....well hopefully anyways!
 

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