Scared Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by USMCChick, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. USMCChick

    USMCChick In the Brooder

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    How do I get the chicks to not be afraid of me every time I reach in the brooder to fill the feed and water? My adult hens still run away from me but gather when I have cracked corn.
     
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  2. C. Conner

    C. Conner Chirping

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    I mashed the yolk from a boiled egg and started feeding them from my hand. It took several days but now they all run to me. I had read of someone else doing this and it worked. I don't do it more than once a day with only one boiled egg yolk.
     
  3. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    Feeding them yummy tomatoes and other foods by hand works every time!
     
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  4. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    if you start feeding them trerats, will they then need some grit.
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  5. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    I don't give mine grit, but it wouldn't hurt if you were to lay some out for them. :)
     
  6. C. Conner

    C. Conner Chirping

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    While my girls were still in their brooder I gave them only egg yolk as a treat to get them use to my hand. Now I have them in the inbetween coop ( little girls all by themselves next to the big girls pen) I still only give them their chick feed and a little scrambled egg. They have sand available for their grit and whatever they peck off the ground. They are now 8 weeks old. They still run to me when I get close to their pen.
     

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