my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Steven0150, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Steven0150

    Steven0150 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is a weird question but why dont my chickens like to be held
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    holding them from their very first days helps... keep handling them and perhaps they will get used to you. how old are they now?
     
  3. Steven0150

    Steven0150 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are a week and a day i bought them
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    My chickens love to be held. I walk around the garden carring them and they coo and chirp really cute. Go to my page to see how I tame chicks; it should help you....
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only chicks I have that likes to be handled is my blue laced red wyandottes. They follow me around everywhere and they are my most friendliest breed of chicken I have followed by my turkens.
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would continue to hold them and hope they get used to it...I hold my baby chicks twice a day to imprint them.
     
  7. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to set aside a certain time a day to hold and socialize with my chicks. Sometimes its just sitting by their brooder and talking to them softly and sometimes I pick them up and hold them. This has worked beautifully for me in the past.
     

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