My Silkie chicks hate me!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mike001, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. mike001

    mike001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I've previously raised 11 chickens of various types (no bantams) and they all love me. I bought their love with dried worm treats and now whenever I come around they huddle around me, walk on my shoes, jump on my lap and seem to enjoy my company. I can pick them up and most of the time they don't protest and seem to like it when I scratch their heads.

    I am now raising 4 silkie chicks, they are about 2 weeks old. They hate me. They run in terror whenever I try to pick them up. They don't like worms, they don't like yogurt, they don't like anything. Most of all, they don't like me. These things are supposed to make "good pets." What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You just need to give them time. Chicks are sometimes skittish. They will learn that you are good. Just spend a little more time with them.
     
  3. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine run from me too but after i catch them and pet them and do a clicking sound they settle down i even went to put little bit back in cage and she layed down in my hand and went to sleep i stood there at teh cage with this little chick sound asleep in the palm of my hand holding her under the heat light give it time it will happen
     
  4. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does take time, I also have a silkie and at first she was afraid but now she will stand there and wait for you to pick her up.
     
  5. InsaneChicken

    InsaneChicken Out Of The Brooder

    I had 5 silkie chicks myself last year... at first they were all "AH PECK HER HANDS! JUMP! FLAP YOUR WINGS!" but after they got older, my hens don't mind me picking them up. The roosters on the other hand... Those things are a big ol pain in the butt! [​IMG]
     
  6. mammasilkie

    mammasilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    tell me about it! i have seven of them! haha
     
  7. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just let my silkie run around the house she is a yr old now she runs around here with the cats like she is one of them but she is very independent she will only come to us when she feels like it but when we want to snuggle with her she is very standoffish. I thought it was just her personality like cats lol
     
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  8. mammasilkie

    mammasilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 13 silkies and they are all love bugs! just hold them a lot and youll be fine, banties are known for being very flighty if now worked with! good luck!
     
  9. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Waka and Bootsy the cat ( Partners in Crime ) they do everything together.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mammasilkie

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    how does she not make a mess of your house?
     

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