Why is my light brahma and buff Orpington unfriendly/ skittish? Please help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrOrpington16, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chirping

    204
    9
    88
    Aug 28, 2013
    MA
    Alright, so my buff Orpington is very hard to catch... She runs like the wind when I try to pick her up or go near her... This is the same with my light brahma... But also the brahma squeals if I catch her... When I give my other birds treats by hand, they will not come up to me... They aren't laying yet ... I got them as rescues and are 3-41/2 months.. Thank you so much any help will be greatly appreciated:)
     

  2. According to my knowledge they need to get use to you, it takes time. Ever thought of the idea that maybe they were mistreated
     
  3. aggiemae

    aggiemae Songster

    1,406
    115
    196
    Mar 18, 2012
    Salem Oregon
    Regardless of breed every hen is different. We have eight hens, they were all hand raised by us. Three can be picked up pretty much at will, one that can go either way, two that can be caught and two that we have to take off the roost at night if they need any sort of care or treatment.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by