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Too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Justadmin, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Justadmin

    Justadmin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Hoping for some anecdotal advice from those more experienced than I.

    We've had our two hybrid gingernuts for almost a month now, and I can't believe how tame and lovely they are! They don't mind us being near them or sitting with them, they follow me around the garden, they let us pick them up (although one I think enjoys it and one just tolerates it lol), they're not afraid of us or anything negative towards us at all......and I can't help but worry that it's too good to be true! So in people's opinions and experience, do chickens ever stop being so lovely? Like are they just going to turn on me one day and decide "actually, no, you're the psycho who locks us back up when we actually just want to be roaming free all day, I'm never letting you touch me again!"

    I have a history of anxiety lol. So when things go good I'm always worried they'll go bad! So appreciate any advice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Barring a negative experience, a bout of broodiness, etc they should remain the same as they are now.
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I've found that some chickens will always be friendly, whereas others become a little more aloof as they age. The opposite can happen when pullets begin to lay. Chickens are as varied as people sometimes in terms of personality IME.

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sounds pretty amazing and fun!
    How old are they and where did you get them?
     

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