So I guess I'm going to be venting some frustration here.Basically in reading so many stories on here about other people's chickens being friendly, wanting to be held and loving attention--I find myself sad b/c ours aren't like that. We have 2 breeds as of now: Rhode Island Reds & Partridge Plymouth Rock. Well I guess 3 maybe, for our rooster seems to be Game. We got them all at 3 months & the RIR are a good size bigger than the others so we put the RIR's outside in a coop & the others inside. We got the PPR's & the Game out everyday or every other day & held them, etc. So after about 2 months we put them outside with the others. Side note: I don't believe the RIR's had much human contact b/c we got them from an old farmer who had many chickens. So I can see why they don't really like attention. Anywho, the PPR & the Game didn't really mind being held while in the house, in fact the rooster was the most tame, he would let my daugther flip him on his back & he would just sleep in her arms. So now when we go out to see them they walk away from us & try to run when we pick them up. Once we get them they fight a little, mostly the hens, but otherwise we can hold them without many problems. I just wish they were more loving & would come to us when we go & visit them. I'm not sure if they act this way b/c of the type breeds they are or if it's because we didn't raise them from egg/chick or if this is just typical chicken behavior?? Either way it makes me sad & wishing that things were different. Anyway, I love my babies & will continue to show them affection even if it is not returned.
So I guess I'm going to be venting some frustration here.