Lap chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenMatt96, May 27, 2017.

  1. ChickenMatt96

    ChickenMatt96 Just Hatched

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    Hey! New to BYC and raising chickens. Just curious how to train them to be "lap chickens " They will eat out of our hands etc, but the kids are anxious to have a new best friend :)
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    time...
    treats and time will help you train them.
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    and gentle handing, no grabbing or squeezing. Individual chicks/birds may be much more sociable than others
     
  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with everything already said, I also found it helpful to just spend time sitting with them and getting them used to you without trying to pick them up all the time. Eventually, some will hop up on your lap as soon as you sit down, while others prefer to keep their distance. It really depends on the bird. Good luck! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    Good advice from the other greeters.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

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