Imprinting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hongisto, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Hongisto

    Hongisto In the Brooder

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    Hi all, newbie here!

    We have 6 new chicks, 1 BO, 2 EE, 1 GW, 1 SW. And two very happy little girls (3 and 5)...

    Wondering if the new chicks will imprint with both girls? Or should we have the older child bond more closely with the group?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Let both your girls bond with the chickies!

    Congratulations
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Imprinting will go through different stages IMO, as chicks they are a little more receptive to being held and stroked and made warm & comfy. Then as pre-teens they become flighty and agitated well into adult hood while trying to establish their ranking in the order, then it seems they will settle into a more comfortable feeling about the person who feeds them and offers treats. This behavior is normal but as far as the term imprinting goes, not so much with chickens.

    AL
     

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