Why are my chicks so tame?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chwoey, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. chwoey

    chwoey Out Of The Brooder

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    First time raising chicks. They are only 2 days old and VERY tame!
    I put my hand in their home and one will come over and just let me pick it up.
    I take all of them out (4) and just pet them and let them sleep on me.
    One of them actually likes to crawl into my hair and sleep.

    They are ALL very calm and nice with me.
    Is this normal?

    Also, what is the chance they imprinted on me. We got them in the mail, I MIGHT have been the first person they saw... =/
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    Isn't she cute?
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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Well, someone had to put them in the box so you're probably not the first person they saw [​IMG] BUT I think it's AWESOME that they're so tame! You're very very lucky. [​IMG]

    eta: in my experience, no it is not normal for them to act tame. All but 1 of mine don't like me and they're a bit over a week old.
     
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  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    She is very cute![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice tame chicken, great show bird
     
  5. MTChick2009

    MTChick2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very Cute! You are just lucky and/or a very good chick Mom! I think handling them daily is key, mine took a week or so to get used to us. I also think certain chicken breeds are more calm than other, what kind are yours?
     
  6. chwoey

    chwoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are black-sex links. I know.. hybrid or whatever. [​IMG]

    I also have 5 Rhode Island Reds, and they are dolls. XD
    I think animals just really love me..
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    You are awesome & they know it, that's why!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. chwoey

    chwoey Out Of The Brooder

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    I like you already.
     
  9. Yoko

    Yoko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you must be really good at this,they feel yur awesomeness coming off you [​IMG] congrats!their ADORABLE
     
  10. charliesgirl

    charliesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im jealous! my chickies think my hand is some sort of monster that gives them oatmeal!! they run from me all the time but if i have treats the kick off all the treats and then eat them off the ground
     

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