Newbie needs help with chicken behavior!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pixiedust, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Pixiedust

    Pixiedust Hatching

    Dec 4, 2013
    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to BYC and raising hens.. We purchased 2 girls about 2 weeks old one Easter Egger and one Blue Lace Wyandotte, We spoiled them rotten but they were so skiddish! Turns out at about 2 1/2 months old the Wyandotte was a rooster! He was given quickly to a good home since we are only allowed 2 hens here and I didn't want neighbors complaining. We then picked up a 4 month Buff who is much calmer but they still act like the sky is falling!!! They barely follow us, won't try new foods, and really don't want to be picked up:( Any chance I can still tame these girls! My girls are heart broken because they wanted them for pets too!! Any advice would be so appreciated!!

  2. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Songster

    Jun 25, 2013
    N. Texas
    Keep giving them treats when you see them. They may not ever calm down. Some of mine have started to calm down as they approach laying age.

    It's a good lesson for the children though. Trust is earned.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013

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