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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thesteven, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. thesteven

    thesteven In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    bought 4 buffs today, and was wondering if it was possible to tame 18 week old pullets, not like as pets, but to not flip out when im in the cage. know its there 1st day, so is it gitters. by the way they are some pretty ladies
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  2. I don't know the answer but am bumping your post...
  3. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Buff Orpingtons are easily won over as they will do most anything for food! Every time you go to see them take a little treat and soon they will come running whenever you appear.

    Mine are free ranging but as soon as they hear the back door open they come running and try and muscle their way into the kitchen for treats. bbq days in the garden are a scream as they beg for food from visitors, and on rainy days they sit looking hopefuly through the glass door ino the kitchen just in case someone comes and lets them in .

    Soon everyone will think your chickens adore you and you are some sort of chicken whisperer, but you will know the truth, they LOVE food [​IMG]
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Chickens go bonkers for anything that's high protein (meats) or high fat (cheeses). Give them a fes tidbits of the cheese rind or ham and you'll have 4 buff shadows before you know it.
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I was able to tame my buffs by feeding them. I put the food in the pan and they don't mind me stroking their backs while they eat.
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Just sit out there in a lawn chair reading a book for an hour or more per day. Ignore the chickens. Do not try to touch them. If you want, you can accelerate the process by scattering some scratch or crumbles/pellets around your feet, although I warn you this can lead to chickens that think your feet are a food dispenser [​IMG]

    Just give them time, they'll get used to you [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

  7. thesteven

    thesteven In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2009
    i gues the answer was easy. all my others raised from chicks, so they know daddy...[​IMG] never knew slmost grown was able to tame

  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I agree with the other posts.
    TREATS......... Be consistent. Sit with them while you are giving them treats. I would put a piece of bread (one of my birds favorite treats) in one hand and let them come up and peck at it. Eventually I would feed them with one hand and touch them with my free hand. I was consistent and repetitious. Chickens are creatures of habit. I made it a ritual. After awhile after you have gained their confidence, cut back slowly. They will follow you anywhere.
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