djdixon

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I have 3 chicks that are about 1 week old. I got Jersey Giants because of their docile and friendly demeanor. The chicks are so skiddish and frightened all the time. Not what I was used to with my Wyandottes and New Hampshires. Is this normal? Really worried I have made the wrong decision.
 

Cyprus

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As chicks my BJG were skittish. As adult hens, they have calmed down significantly and I can walk up to them and handle them.
I wouldn't be too concerned, just handle them as much as you can even if they are skittish.
 

ChickenCanoe

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Jersey Giants are the most friendly birds I've raised. Is the entrance to your brooder from the top or the side? A big hulking person coming from the top will freak out any chick. Always approach from the side and slowly.
 

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