Odd behavior when held....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momma_Cluck, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Some of our chicks put their head down to their chest and shake their head (almost like preening, but aggrivated) when held....

    any one else have this?
    Is it "normal??"

  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It's the instinct in them thinking you are a predator, sudden hand movement near them to pick them up is very normal behavior with chicks til they feel more comfortable having you around them and not something that could harm them....
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    My girls always come running to the door when I enter ( food lady )........but they don't want to be touched. And I raised 6 of them in the house for quite awhile. If I catch and hold one it is tolerated...that's about all though.

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