Skittish birdds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by usmcpilot06, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    Five week old Rhodes, still real skittish around me. Not trying to turn them into pets but I would like them to not be afraid of me.
     
  2. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I held my chickens as chicks, gave them treats, sat down outside and sat still next to them...

    They didn’t stop fearing me until they were 2-3 months old. Just keep up the friendly approaches, and soon they will realize you’re not a predator.

    Edit to add: Also I didn’t want mine to be pets either. They’re in the coop and 7 months old now
     
  3. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    I have twenty chicks, the kids still trying to name them. I have one bird that is bigger than the others. She perches on a box I have in the brooding pen and watches the other birds. If they screw up she lets them know. She not rough but she will let them know.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Once Pullets begin to lay they calm down more..
     
  5. Chip3214

    Chip3214 In the Brooder

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    Our chicks like to be heald now. But when we first got them, they were terrified of us. And since my family is really tall and big, that is understandable.
     
  6. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    I was hoping to get them outside a bit today. it is almost 60 but it had t rain me out,,,,,oh well maybe tomorrow
     
  7. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    My chickens are my pets. Handled them from day one. They are about 3 weeks now. I do not handle them as often now. I am able to pick them up without issue to check them out for bugs or injuries and when I sit with them, they all fly up to the edge of the brooder box and visit me. They allow me to pet them and they just stay put.

    I love that they are quiet but as soon as they hear me they start talking. They know I bring good things and lots of love along with my cleaning equipment..lol
     
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    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    I did manage to get three of the birds to eat out of my hand this morning,,one of them actually stood in my hand while she ate.
     
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  9. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I went home for lunch today, I was real quiet and caught all 4 by surprise. They were all out of the brooder having a good ole time. Two of them jumped back in the brooder as if they thought I would not notice...LOL

    They didn't scatter and try to get away, I was happy with that.
     

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