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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stubbs0923, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Stubbs0923

    Stubbs0923 New Egg

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    I just got my first flock on Saturday. What steps do I need to take to get my new babies used to me instead of running when I change their food and water?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Chickens are a prey species and tend to flee especially when approached from above. When changing g feed and water and cleaning move slowly and talk to them in a soft voice. The larger the brooder the more comfortable chicks tend to be in my experience.
     
  3. Stubbs0923

    Stubbs0923 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  4. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Once they learn you're the bringer of all good things to eat, they'll get friendlier. It takes time so be patient.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, welcome and congratulations on your new chicks - they will get used to you very soon, I'm sure.
    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens/chicks do startle easy - everything loves to eat chicken . When they see a big hand reach into the brooder that can really freak them out. It's nothing personal.
     

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