My chicken has gotten really clingy, what's up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lemurchaser, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are 21 weeks old, (a barred rock and partridge rock), and suddenly the barred rock will not leave me alone. If I'm outside she is right there with me, clucking away at me. In the past few weeks their combs and wattles have gotten huge and dark red, so I figure they will lay soon. Why the sudden personality change though? And along with it she's gotten noisy.
     
  2. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think maybe you've been recognized as the supplier of everything! My Cornish X follows me everywhere and my RSLs do too, to a point (they're younger). [​IMG]
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Aw she just loves you ALOT is all..lol
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    mine with a roo don't follow me, the girls without a roo follow me everywhere. especially if i am headed towards the berry bushes![​IMG]

    they love the food master!
     
  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a White Leghorn pullet that started doing that to me as soon as I put her and her buddies outside in the run. Everyone wants attention from me, but this girl is like my shadow out there! No one seems to believe it until they see it, but she just wants to be picked up and squished. [​IMG] I think some might just be more affectionate than others and bond more closely with you. I don't think it only has to do with food, you have been feeding her for weeks now! Honestly, I have never given my chickens any treats or fed them from my hands. I think chickens are certainly capable of bonding with their people.
     
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  6. milleryardchx

    milleryardchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls would have nothing to do with me the first month of having them but then.... I bought them night crawlers and they fallow me everywhere since then I can't go in the yard with out them right on my heals but they still never let me hold them.
     
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  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe she's elevated you to 'roo' status?[​IMG]
     
  8. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was sort of thinking that. Especially now that she's just about ready to lay. Maybe she expects something that only a roo can do, from me. :eek:

    It's cute that she wants attention, but she still won't let me pet her or touch her. She just hangs out with me.
     
  9. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, this just cracks me up [​IMG]

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  10. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    my older hens follow me too! they:confused: either love me or want to kill me im not sure it might get worse if they hate me when they start laying because id be taking there eggs
    [​IMG]
     

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