Scared Chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sgsf, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Why is it when I feed Chickens, they run right up to me and take stuff right out of my hands, but when I go to pick them up they get really scared? I like to hold them sometimes, or if I move them to some other place.
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Songster

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    It takes time! We hold ours every day, and some of them still don't like to be held. Our del's, BO's, and EE like to be held [​IMG] where as our BR's, leghorns, and silkys don't like it. [​IMG] They'll even jump onto my shoulder, but just don't like to be held. Just keep holding them! Our ducks, don't even get me started, cuz you would think we beat them daily! [​IMG] LOL
  3. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    South Carolina
    I am by no means an expert...
    but for me, mine like to be held mostly in the evening right before they go to bed for the night.
    I just sit on a stool with a towel in my lap(to keep from getting scratched up) and wait for them to jump up there.
    I will sometimes pat my leg if they are just looking, and up they will jump.
    They will also get up om my shoulders and peck at my hair [​IMG]
    They like to be gently pet.

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