Quick way to get flighty chicks to come to you!

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by memiller123, May 16, 2011.

  1. memiller123

    memiller123 Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    I spend some time every morning with my 12 week old chicks, several different breeds. Some are flighty and some I can easily pick up. So this morning I'm sitting on a stump, hand feeding them and a few just won't come close. One of the more adventurous ones decides that my tennis shoe string must be a worm. Within seconds, all 15 chicks were flocking one me, pulling at all four of my shoe strings! Their fear of me was replaced be their determination to get these "worms". I even tried shooing them away and they kept coming back, even the most flighty of them. I had to run out of the coop with them hot on my tail! I wish I had a video of it; it really was hilarious [​IMG]. I would try this with my adult hens, but I'm somewhat afraid to![​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Note to self... get some gummy worms for shoelaces.
  3. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lakeland, FL
    Much better solution than covering your shoes with real worms!!
  4. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    You're right, better be careful with those adult chickens! They get a bit feisty if they don't end up getting what they want! LOL

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by