In the Brooder
- May 4, 2015
I got 7 blue laced red Wyandotte chicks yesterday. They're 11 days old today. They seem very skittish, is there a way to start working to make them more friendly? I'm pretty new to this.
I bought 5 chicks 3 weeks ago and only one likes to be held and pet and jumps out of the brooder to see me. Everyone else runs around like crazy trying not to be caught.
Amanda, a heads up that moving them out to the coop will feel like you've lost all the ground you gained with them getting friendlier. Mine have been out for a week, and even my two friendly ones, who used to jump right out of the brooder to see me and let me pet them will still have nothing to do with me. All 6 stay as far from me as possible. I'm hoping (and have been told) that after everything isn't so new they will relax some.