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My Two Month Silkie Hates Being Touch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WildCochinReba, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie will stand by me, peck my fingers for treats, and comes up to me but when I touch him/her she/he does a panic chirp and runs away. Anyone know why? I had him/her since she/he was two weeks old.
     
  2. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens may not like being held/pet, no matter how young they were when you got them, although the younger the better the chances are if you handle them often.
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though some breeds are friendlier and calmer then other, we must not forget that chickens are individuals and have their own little personalities of their own, some will not like being touched, other are way too affectionate. it all depends on each one of them. But like mentioned above, constant interaction with them will certainly help a lot.
     
  4. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they might not being held or touched my about 20 week olds hate being held yet they still follow me around its normal
     
  5. Flock Leader

    Flock Leader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Silkies were the same way. What we used to do was catch them (gently), hold them in our lap and feed them treats while holding them. It really helped make them tamer!
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullets can also be quite scatty until they start laying. I bought a booted bantam pullet and was worried she wouldn't bond with us as she was 12 weeks old. She was a bit shy but not scared of us. Once she started laying she became our best friend. She loves being patted, is very chatty, and let's the kids pick her up for a cuddle. Hopefully your little girl will come round.
     
  7. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was able to touch him/her without screaming but he/she still backs away but it's a start! :D
     
  8. WildCochinReba

    WildCochinReba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: My silkie likes me now! She/he has been laying on my lap and letting me pet him/her!
     

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