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Taming chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Grunt Monkey, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Grunt Monkey

    Grunt Monkey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2013
    Fort White,Fl
    well I would just want to know is there any particuliar way you would have to be with your flock when taming them
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2013
    I"m assuming your talking about chicks? A lot of people recommend giving them treats as a way to bond and earn their love. Lots and lots of interaction.
  3. Grunt Monkey

    Grunt Monkey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2013
    Fort White,Fl
    well chicks we run incubators and I want to tame a flock so I can actually show people that they are nicer then what some people say I have had that problem with some of the breeds we sell
  4. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2013
    New Jersey
    um well what I learned from a friend of mine who also has chickens said if you hold them every day 24/7 then when they grow older they will just see you coming to pick them up and be totally fine and not afraid
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Happy Hens Freeze Dried Meal Worm Treats! Works for me a lot & they love it. A lot depends on the breed & individual personalities but these treats get them used to my hands/fingers & me. Start off by putting some in a small plastic container & shake it, hold some between your fingers offering to them which they won't take at first, drop a few and step back. Shake again, offer & drop....Do this several times a day. Eventually they will learn & shaking that container will call them from anywhere. Some may never take from your hand but they will come when you shake that container and/or see you. I love it & it's helped me taming several different breeds...
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    From day 1 I dip my finger in the water, then the chick starter, so the crumble attaches to my finger. The chicks peck at it and become accustomed to my hand. They look forward to my hand visiting the brooder. I have a bench outside the pen that I sit on . I wait for them to come to me. That's when they get a treat. Once your chickens have trust in you they will not shy away.
  7. chick little

    chick little Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2013
    I put a little of chick starter in my hands and come running.first they will be scared but after a few days will love you

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