well I guess they are too old for me now. humbug

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, May 22, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It seemed like last week I was posting pics of my new chicks. well I went down to check on my chicks this morning and they were huge, all feathered, clucking, and when I went to pic one up it was very very chipy. I guess 5 weeks old is too old to have fun.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I am sorry double post mods delete this
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    well I guess its not a double post.
     
  4. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5-week olds still look more like mutant dinosaurs than like chickens, aren't clucking (though one kind of woofed when I picked her up this morning.) Mine have always been skittish about being picked up, so I guess you were lucky to have a 4-week honeymoon.

    I think you'll still have fun with them. Watching them run around the yard looking for worms is very entertaining.

    What breed(s)?
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Ours were quite skittish when we got them at around 2wks old, but they now come running to us to see if we have any treats and one of the BRs jumps up in our laps just to make sure we aren't hiding mealworms in our pockets!
     
  6. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is so cute!
     
  7. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine at 3 days old and their all skittish. Anytime I put my hand in the brooder, they bolt. They come back after a min. but they don't like to be picked up. [​IMG] I guess those are the breaks. If my eggs hatch, well hopefully that'll be adifferent story. [​IMG]
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Mine still run away from my hand coming into the coop and lord help them if I try and pick them up, but if it's on their terms or they think treats are involved then they definitely change their attitude.
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I have 6 Red Sex-Links and one welsummer. also 26 brand new pheasant chicks
     

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