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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lmjc, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Lmjc

    Lmjc In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2012
    If a chicken is an adult chicken , can you still pick it up and pet it for it to become a lap chicken, or do you have to do it at a young age :/ help

  2. Bebenseea

    Bebenseea In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2012
    I am no expert, but I had a chicken that I got from a friend. She wasn't very tame at all. She then broke her leg and I cared for her all the time. after that she was so wonderful, always wanted to follow me and sit on my lap. Treats never hurt too! I'd say you can do it but it'll take more time than if they are raised with you.
  3. farmerfogg

    farmerfogg Chirping

    Jul 31, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    I received my chickens from a friend just a few months ago. Four of them are almost a year old now and the other two are now four months old. My children and I pet and hold them every chance we get. A couple of them are challenging to catch, but once we catch them, they are content on our handeling them. Treats are great tools to use to your favor.
  4. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Songster

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    Hi Lmjc, I think it wouldn't hurt to try to train it or make it more comfortable around you! I think that the chicken will get tamer if you aproach it slowley and take your time. Maybe while itss eating or sleeping you can come in and talk to it in a low voice, and increase the time you do it in day by day. She may never be as calm as you want her to be, but she will at least wont be scared of you![​IMG] I really hope this helps you!
  5. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Songster

    May 1, 2012
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