My chickens have TRUE bird brains!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofthree, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are around the 6-8 week mark (some younger, some older) and they still have not figured out i am giving them treats, not something containing a plague! I have tossed them some strawberries and they avoided them like the plaque and they were finally rotting and i threw them out of their run.

    Today, i had 1/2 a head of lettuce and my dd sacrificed her old soccer kicking net and i put it in there and hung it and they just stared at it and avoided it. i finally, after an hour or so, went in and tore some peices off and tossed them towards them and they went running and squaking trying to avoid them......they are STILL laying on the ground!

    When will they figure it out? I don't have an older bird who is used to treats to teach them......the dummies [​IMG]
     
  2. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried feeding them by hand ?


    Im sure they will learn though ..Its not like chickens to not eat everything in sight [​IMG]
     
  3. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they still run from me, except for one pullet, Cauliflower...she will come to me. i haven't tried sitting IN their run yet...i might try that.

    Now, i did try to feed them a strawberry a couple of weeks by hand and even took their beak and pecked at the strawberry...but nothing [​IMG]

    one of these days.........
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    too funny. i have one hen house of chickens that will eat anything I throw in there..and my salmon faverolles and bantams look at it like what did you throw that crap in here for?! My partridge cochins will test it, but they will run first also.....can't explain it. it just takes time I guess....hang in there.
     

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