my girls seem a bit skitish

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jdeoliveira74, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my girls are still in the brooder box... but when I go in there to change water and food they go nuts chirping and running around. I handle them everyday I try to handle them at least twice a day. Is this normal behavior it does seem that one of my Jesery Giants seems to be louder and the alerter of the group. Also think she may be a he!
    Jon
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicks are you raising?

    Different breeds have different levels of skittishness.
     
  3. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry should have posted that I have what i believe to be 4 production reds tsc and 2 Jersey giants tsc so could be something else and I have 2 americaunas one white and one multicolor
     
  4. Fierlin1182

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    I do find that the chicks seem to perk up a bit when I go near. Perhaps they'll enjoy it if you let them outside in the run, for a bit of a run around?
     
  5. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it would be a great idea except the run isnt finished... still working on it almost done.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Ah well, good luck with that. Even just letting them out in the garden for a while and keeping an eye on them would be okay. We never really had a run - lost the chicks in among the plants a couple of times, but they enjoyed it.
     
  7. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alitttle forage time
     

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