Is it true the first animal/person a chick hatcher sees, it follows?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bobwhite-Falcon, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to the buisness and I've heard that it is the truth, is it?[​IMG]
     
  2. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe that's just ducks.......
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it is true. I have gotten a chicken really attached to me, because I made noises while it was hatching, first of all. I was making loud peeping noises, and immediately after it hatched I took it out (it was in the incubator by itself). It got really attached to me, and when I left it alone, it would make So much noise. I know that turkeys, geese, and ducks do also.
     
  4. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good to know! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    ducks and geese for sure,

    chickens... I guess if you imprint on them, but the only thing my chickens LOVE me for is what they can eat.
     
  6. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha thanks, but I have bobwhite and I've seen videos showing them following their mother around [​IMG]








    My Chickies are due today! Reeeeaaaallllly hope they hatch today!
     
  7. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably!!!! In the last few months ther was Show on PBS .This man got a clutch of wild turkey eggs incubated them and was with them as they hatched.He documented and filmed it from hatching tell 1 + years.They sure considered Him as MOM. If you get a chance see it !!!!....cva34
     
  8. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did a little research Google Joe Hutto the show name was "My Life as aTurkey" ..All bird lovers should SEE...cva34
     
  9. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! [​IMG] (totally gonna make mine do it :p)
     
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that in any species where there is a maternal instinct, there is the possibility of imprinting. Geese will imprint very early, within a day of hatching. Chickens, not so sure.
     

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