The taming of Clarisse

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I got her as a 17 week pullet BO. Now that she LOVES oatmeal suprise, I held the container on my lap and to my surprise, she jumped up!!!!!!! I have been deliberately holding and petting her for weeks. Any way, then I had my 4 on my lap munching away. They really do make munching sounds and slurping sounds. Afterwards, I was sitting there, and I could feel Clarisse nibbling on my back pocket.
    I really never thought she would become tame, it warms my heart. Karen
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Cooked oatmeal - I've got to try that on my girls. Do they eat it cold too, like if you cooked up a batch and stored it in the fridge?

    Don't you love it when the chickens eat something gooey and they come up with it all over their beaks? It doesn't stay that way for long, though, because their sisters "help" clean it off.
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love cooked oatmeal and yogurt mixed, that is their favorite treat and it's good for them too.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    They get instant oatmeal mixed with yogurt or applesauce or canned fruit or brocolli or......
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I've given mine warm oatmeal on a cold day. They love it!
    I'm glad Clarisse is warming up to you! Food seems to be the best bribery! [​IMG]
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    do you cook the oatmeal or not? I have to try that on my 15 wk old who is skiddish
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Cook it. Another thing you may want to try is cooked rice or noodles. Mine will practially climb up my legs for it.
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    Thank you! Anything else I should give them?
     
  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Quote:Mine always wipe the gooey stuff back on me.
     

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