momma turned friendly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    my momma pullet who was always standoffish, has become friendlier since she started raising the chicks I thought she would get more aggressive when the chicks hatched but she actually lets me pet her now when I go out to feed them, and I noticed my outdoor chicks are feathering quicker then my indoor chicks, nature is funny.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Shirley Welsummer was a bit shy before she began to raise the chicks she hatched. I was SO honored when she brought them TO me in the yard. I was so surprised when she did that, given that she chases away the other chickens. But she came up to me, ate out of my hand, and called her chicks over.

    She continues to bring them to me at treat time, and she allows me to walk amongst them without calling them "to safety." They're almost coming to eat from my hand, now... but not quite.

    I think motherhood was great for her. I hope it lasts once the chicks are grown!
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    how old are your chicks now? I haven't mixed mine with the rest of the flock they are only a week old.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Shirley brought her chicks out of the nest box (covered kitty litter box just on the floor in the coop, NOT separated from the rest of the coop residents) and out of the coop when they were four or 5 days old.
     

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