Taming Chickens To Be Imprinted?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coturnix Quail, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI! Sooo happy I got my new baby chicks! All happy, and healthy. I do have one tiny problem, one of my bantams, I'm not sure which breed yet, is mostly always screaming. If I pick her up, she quiets down a bit. I just got them today, by the way. But that's not my focus.. I have 2 baby chicks that love to come running to me when I tap a spot, and they eat whats there! Ants & food is the only thing I've tried so far. Also, when can I feed them dried mealworms?? Anyway, they do come, and when I make little slots with my legs and arms, they cuddle up, and its so precious! But, I want to figure out to get the last 3 to do that, too. I've already began with my Buff Orpington, and she likes to cuddle, but not to chase. They don't follow me, though, unless I tap. Another thing, how can I tell the difference between my EE and my Sicillian Buttercup? I also need help on identifying my Barred Rock Bantam, my Australorp, and I think they may have given me a black EE Bantam because there weren't supposed to be three black ones, just two. So, my main question is, how can I tame them to become super friendly?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep doing what your doing? The others will catch on.
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks! I've tried it today.. They will all sleep together in my hand, but when I tap they won't follow - unless one of the others is following. I tapped and my EE bantam came running, and my Buff Orpington began to come, but stopped when I picked up the EE.
     

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