Taming Red Jungle Fowl with Handling?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by junglefowlfan, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. junglefowlfan

    junglefowlfan New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I am getting 10 Red Jungle Fowl. Hatchery says they are very skittish and do not like to be handled by humans! I brought this up with my partner and she said
    Quote: True or False? Anyone has experience with this? How much is Nature vs Nurture?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I haven't had them, but I'm quite sure you can tame them. Pheasant chicks are readily tamable. Hold them a lot while young, just like any chick, and they will bond with you. Give them treats and they will think you are the greatest friend ever.
     
  3. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because your birds are coming from a hatchery stock, I will agree with dheltzel.
     
  4. junglefowlfan

    junglefowlfan New Egg

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    Thank you for the answers! This forum ROCKS!!
     

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