Rushing chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dingosrun, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. dingosrun

    dingosrun New Egg

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    the kids go in to feed the chickens and the chickens rave to get the food but after they get the food the chickens start to chase the kids looking for more how do I stop this as it scares the kids as they think they be pecked
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    How old are the kids? Do the chickens have regular chicken feed available to them at all times?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on cafarmgirl's question. Very young children with food items in their hands can be overwhelmed by a flock of hungry chicken. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock (and your children). :eek:)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If the children are small have them feed the birds by throwing over the fence or through it. If they are larger children - as the food/ treats are running low- they can back away to the entrance. Then have them throw the last of the feed as far from them as they can and exit before the birds notice it is all gone.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] !
    This may be less of a problem if feed is available to the chickens at all times. My chickens also tend to do this (especially if they think I have more food) but I am a lot bigger than children, so just be there to supervise and make sure the chickens don't cause injury.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us.
     

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