why wil only one chick eat out of my hand?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by philc814, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. philc814

    philc814 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    Hi i have six, three week old red chicks. if i put a meal worm in my hand they all will look at it closely but only one will eat it. the one that eats it is much more social than the others she (i think she) will eat from your hand and doesn't mind being picked up. the others will run to the corner and hide. is this a pecking order thing?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    you answered your question in your question. Some birds are more sociable towards people, some are more flighty.
    There's even calm personalities among skittish breeds and vice versa.
    Wow, kind of like people.

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