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RE: taming chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by musikfan6, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. musikfan6

    musikfan6 In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2012
    Lititz, PA
    Greetings All.

    Several weeks ago I posted a thread about taming chicks. I just had to give you all a follow up. At three weeks now, my one RIR whom I've named "Pearl" has become my buddy. Every time I go to the brooder to change water and give fresh food, she comes over and has to hop on my hand and crawl up my arm. She is very curious about what's going on OUTSIDE the brooder. She acts like she wants to go somewhere but not too sure of herself. At any rate, she likes me to rub her chest. The others pretty much come running when I have food in my hand. They are not quite as tame as Pearl, but they definitely are not afraid of me. The barred rocks and the black sexlink will eat out of my hand, but they want nothing else to do with me. I thought they were going to be the friendly ones when they were just a few days old, but the RIR's have turned out to be the most social.

    At any rate, so much for being concerned that they would not be friendly!

    Good day to you all!

  2. 78Vette

    78Vette Chirping

    Mar 25, 2012
    Stuarts Draft Va,
    This is good to hear. I now have 12 chicks now and my 2 week old chicks will come to me most of the time and like to be held.

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