Penny likes me!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by watchdogps, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henny Penny is one of my little mixed bantams. I haven't really worked with these guys as far as direct handling.
    , but they know I am giver-of-treats. Lately, one of them started following me around as I did the barn stuff. I thought she just wanted treats, but them she would even follow me after I had put the food and treats out. Then she would let me pet her, and even pick her up! Now, she will jump up into the air and take a single pellet of food out of my fingers! I'm so happy to have.a hen who likes me!
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Thats great! [​IMG] I'm "taming" one of my Silkie crosses right now. She's a sweetie, but hard to catch.
     
  3. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's the best feeling in the world when a chicken decides she loves you!!
     
  4. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Betcha if you crouch in the run she'll hop on your lap [​IMG]
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not yet, but I haven't tried that with food in my hand. She's also totally free range, so its entirely her choice to hang out with me. I just didn't force anything. If she wanted near me, fine. I didn't reach out to her until she was comfortable being so close she was almost touching me. Then I just would touch her briefly, and so on. If she ever wanted to leave, wasn't comfortable, she had the option.
     

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