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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vbehymer, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Vbehymer

    Vbehymer New Egg

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    My flock is 4 weeks old. My Easter Eggers hens are still very skittish. Is this normal? Any advice on how to make them glad to see me coming?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG]

    It's totally normal for your flock to be skittish when they are younger. If they are in a brooder that is on the floor, one reason they could be skittish is because when they are approached from above it reminds them of a flying predator. Just try to handle them a lot so they get used to having you around. However, treats are probably the most surefire way to get them used to you. That will definitely make them look forward to seeing you!

    Good luck and thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] and have much success with your flock!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined our community. Slow, gentle movements and a soft voice will go a long way to taming your flock. Best of luck to you!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Treats speak even louder - they will adore you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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