socializing my little chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ameer894, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone
    I have silkie and orpington chicks. 3 and 2. All are together :)
    I want them to love me and feel secure when I put my hand on them.
    I thought if I hold every single one for 5 minutes everyday they will get used to me. What di you think? Please help I love chickens as pets more than eggs/meat machines.
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  2. Summerford

    Summerford Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what everyone else is saying you need to handle them a couple times a day. And as they get older they will also get more use to you. I let mine peck chick starter out of my hand some to get them to trust me. It's also helping.
     
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  3. Teppler

    Teppler Out Of The Brooder

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    Two words "Meal Worms" [​IMG] I start by just dropping them close to me on the ground, soon they will eat out of your hand
    most will eventually hop in your lap to get to the worms, some not. I buy them by the pound on the Internet for a lot less than Tractor Supply.
     
  4. Ameer894

    Ameer894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tbank you all... I'll catch them every day, God willing.
    Hahahahah super worms...I'll try to find some it sounds amazing!!! :D :lol:
     

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