- Jul 3, 2016
Hi! I've been thinking about this ever since my Cochin started avoiding me. So, for some odd reason, ever since I moved my 3 month old Blue Cochin into the coop, she started to avoid me for no reason. I wanted one of her breed because I thought they were friendly, but she is the complete opposite. I try to pet her or even reach for her and she runs away. Oh, when I pick her up, she screams and flaps her wings so hard, its a struggle putting her in the coop everyday. All the other chickens, even the untame meat birds, go in without a fight! It just bothers me how every single chick of mine come up to me for pets almost everyday! She's the only one that straight runs from me, and it bothers me because as a chick I spent a lot of time with her! I don't know if I should keep her, or sell her. Also, how can I help relax my BR Bantam and EE Bantam? The EE Bantam doesn't mind if I pick it up or cup my hands around her and pet her with me thumb, but she only comes to me for mealworms, which is ok! My BR Bantam was a runt, so I didn't want to bother her too much as a baby, so I get it if she's a little afraid because she does let me give her a few pets. But I don't know if I want to keep my Cochin because she HATES me. If I want her to be 'tame', I have to separate her from the flock, and pet her to sit on my lap, and even then I feel like she doesn't like being with me. While my Buff Orpington and EE follow me around inside, and outside of the coop, my Australorp gets pet every now and then and does follow me sometimes too, my EE Bantam will come up to me every now and then to inspect my hands and I give her a little pet, my BR Bantam will stare at me and sometimes walk up to me because the other chicks do too and I'll give her a quick, gentle pet. The only one who REALLY doesn't like being with me is the Cochin, so please help, I feel love for her but she doesn't feel the same, and I want a whole tame flock! I know every chicken has their own personality, but I just can't handle her running away from me! Even the roos and the other meatbirds run to me! So please, help!