When will they be friendly again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013
    We have 3 chicks. 2 are 15 wk old cochins and a 14 week old EE. Ever since they "grew up" and moved to the coop with the older ones they avoid us, especially our cochin cockerel. I believe they are in the awkward stage. I'm wondering when they'll let us pick them up again.
  2. micah O

    micah O Chirping

    Sep 23, 2013
    at the computer.
    Just give them time.
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Our chickens always get friendlier when they reach the POL (point of lay). Then they squat for you and it becomes easier to catch them to pick them up.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    X2 that pullets especially often go through a spooky phase before they start to lay. They will get calmer and friendlier when they do start laying. The rooster may not, since he may see it as a dominance issue and doesn't like considering you the boss.
  5. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013
    Ugh, too bad the cochin pullet will mature slow. The EE will mature the fastest out of the 3. The cochin cockerel Oliver doesn't attack at all, he's just skittish. Some of the older flock picks on him when given the chance. Oliver hasn't even tried crowing, which is a good thing since we're trying to get our ordinances changed and hopefully he can stay. I know he'll crow.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013

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