Why do they chase me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by True Grit, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. True Grit

    True Grit Songster

    I'm sure this is a silly newbie question.[​IMG] When I go out to the coop after work and let the 11wk old chicks out for a little free ranging, they run out and into the underbrush and start pecking around. I might stay for a bit and give them a little treat or just watch and then when I turn to go and walk a few steps away, several will launch themselves into the air and fly in my direction, land then go about their business. It seemed quite aggressive to me at first but I have seen them fly like that to a couple of chicks they had been separated from while outside so now I'm thinking maybe its just a flocking behaviour. Anybody know for sure? Thanks
     

  2. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

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    If one chick runs the other ones get exited and do the same thing. As you can tell they do it with people too!! [​IMG]
     

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