Unfriendly chickens :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GLAMEOW, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. GLAMEOW

    GLAMEOW Out Of The Brooder

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    I currently manage a flock of about 18 chickens who are very skiddish around me, or anyone else who goes to visit them.

    Any tips on making them more friendly?

    hanging out with them doesn't seem to work :'(

    I've also tried giving them chicken scratch, but they don't get close enough to feed it to them!!!

    NOTE: i lost about 8 chcikens to skunks [​IMG] could that be a factor?

    they just don't seem to want me around

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    thx,

    GLAMEOW
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    A lot of time and treats will help.

    Imp- Yes lots of treats. Good luck
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they and what breed(s)?

    -Cindy
     
  4. louloubean

    louloubean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, skunks would make me nervous too!

    keep trying with the scratch. just scatter on ground now (and use a little song call of your own, mine is "here chickchickchick!")
    they will start to associate the song call with food, and you, and eventually you'll be tripping over the stupid birds every time you walk out of the house.

    good luck!
     

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