New to raising chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cindy65, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. cindy65

    cindy65 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I'm a brand new chicken mama.
    I have eleven two month old chicks and ten one week old chicks! I love them all, but especially my two silkies!
    Please tell me how to get them to become comfortable around me. I read all the stories of people holding their chickens on their laps and I am jealous....
     
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    In a word: TREATS!!!

    I go out several times a day and give my girls little treats like veggie peelings, scratch, weeds, leftover cooked rice, yogurt, hard cooked eggs, etc.

    Good Luck!
    Cindy
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and raising chickens:)

    I always start very young, day one basically. Hold them and pet them often and give them treats...Good luck!
     
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I sat down with them every day for a while and they got used to me. When they were over a month old I started offering treats and they bcame friendlier....piggies. I still sit down on the steps off the porch every day and have treats for them and 3 of the five come right up to me and let me pet them, the other two don't like to be touched......As they have gotten older and figured out that I give them treats they have been following me around, come running when they see me and are much tamer. Some jump om my lap when I sit down with treats but not all of them
     
  5. Enjaytoo

    Enjaytoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I agree, treats are key....mine like leftover scrambled eggs and bagels [​IMG]
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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