Naturally friendly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SnazzyJazzy, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2015
    I had some splash marans eggs shipped and after large air cells (still trying to figure out why since it was only some of them) saddle shaped air cells I was very happy to wake up to a chirping baby one day early (and another pipped egg!). Being the meddler I am I opened the lid to look at the other eggs and that darn little chick actively sought out my hand! I've never had that happen before! But i admit it was endearing, especially since last weeks hatch of "barnyard mix" yielded babies who can't even find the heat source (I use a heating pad "cave", and since the heating pad only takes up the back half I've had to" lock" them in it at night because I've had to revive three chicks and lost one because they won't stay in) and one in particular who stands around like it's in a daze. Anyway, are marans naturally just friendly?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I honestly don't know. Chickens seem to have their own personalities - but what i have experienced is that cockerels are usually more curious and friendly when they are young than little girls.

  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    I've noticed that too. Or it may have just seen a spot on your hand and thought it was food.
  4. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2015
    Marble Hill, GA
    I have had both, our now Rooster named Foghorn we thought was a littler girl for a while (he was a late bloomer) and he was always very curious. He would always hoop up every time I would take the lid off and would come right up to me. We have also had little girls do the same thing. It all just depends on the personality of the chick.

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