I picked up my babies everyday and held them...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pattee, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I can hardly get any of them to come to me ...

    I guess I'm jealous of seeing you all with your chicken on your shoulder or arm.... even in your lap.

    Mine are 5 and half weeks old and the only time them want to see me is when I have a treat.

    Will they get over that?
    What could I do thats different?
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  2. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did the same thing. When they start to lay they do become easier to handle some even friendly
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I held my babies daily when they were little but from 5 weeks to 16 weeks I couldn't touch them unless I had scatch grain. When they start laying they calm down allot!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A lot of mine seem to go through a "spazzy" stage too about that age.
     
  5. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Oh my, thank goodness! Mine are 5 weeks and I feel so used! Treats, treats, treats, thats all they care about. =P
     
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats teenagers for ya
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I gotta say this, even if it is not very warm and fuzzy:

    Chickens are not people and I'm convinced do not share our sensibilites nor any sense of moral obligation to you, their steward. They like you if you are carrying food, but there is no reciprocation among them, for all you do on their behalf.

    Maybe some will come round and be "friendly," maybe none will. I had one, Hazel, who was my busom buddy and would come to me whenever I came into sight. The rest of her flock mates?
    They couldnt care less and kept their distance.

    I dont say this to be a butthead. It's just the truth and I want you to be comfortable.
     
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  8. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Quote:Mine WILL be my friends![​IMG]

    [​IMG] Just kidding, I don't care so much as long as they aren't mean. I got them for eggs.
     
  9. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to thank you all...
    Yea Elderoo... I knew from the start my chicks wouldn't be my dog or my cat... But I love my chicks as much..

    Also [​IMG] teenagers!!!! Yep I think that what are becoming...

    And treats??? I'm so used! [​IMG]
     
  10. lovinthechickens

    lovinthechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks- "Ugh, the treat lady forgot the treats. Lets give her the cold sholder" [​IMG]
     

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