Need help with my chickens and chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leanne14, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Leanne14

    Leanne14 Hatching

    Mar 26, 2008
    Me and my friend got a couple of chickens. Everytime we go to pick them up, change their bedding they start going crazy. Then we got a two baby chicks. What should we do about the chickens? And what should we do to get the baby chicks to get use to us?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Quote:Only thing you can do to get them used to you is be gentle. dont scare them too much. as they get older most grow out of it when they notice. Humans mean food. but of course. if you scare them alot as older. they will never get used to you again unless you really work with them. as they age. try to pick them up about once a day. pet them etc.
  3. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    It takes time to get chickens used to us humans . The full grown ones you can bribe with treats ...but sometimes that doesn't work . Try handling the chicks as much as possible to get them used to you . Hope this helps .[​IMG]
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Never swoop down on a chick from above them, it's their natural instinct to run from flying predators, Move your hand under them to pick them up. I hope this helps. Good luck with your babies.
  5. YoungChickenOwner

    YoungChickenOwner In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM

    Chickens, and chicks associate you to food! The younger they are the easier it is to tame them.

    For the chicks i would hand feed them, that way there not afraid of seeing you, or your hands.

    The older they get, the harder it is. I have sucessfully tamed a few full grown chickens.

    What I do is i isolate them first, then i put about a cup full of food right in front of my feet...and then I wait. Eventually they will inch closer and try to eat, and realize that you mean no harm...then after that I handel them....its not an easy process, but after your done they tend to be very friendly forever!!

    Will it work for you?
    I dont know, but it worked for me!

    Also like others said, handel them daily. And make sure they associate you to good things. [​IMG]

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