Will my chicks always be scared?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamato8chicks, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. mamato8chicks

    mamato8chicks Just Hatched

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    Hey there!!
    We have had our chicks for 4 weeks Thursday. They are still SOOOOO scared of EVERYTHING! They SCREAM when we try to have interaction, pick them up to change brooder bedding, just general social interaction. We are still actively trying just curious if they will ever grow out of it??

    Also, can you tell me what they are? I know the two small with feathered feet are bantams (one rooster and one hen), the rest were mixed pullets, so we know they are all hens just not sure what breed.

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  2. king tail

    king tail Show Jumping Dreamer Premium Member

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    i am not sure if they will grow out of it. but is looks like you have some Golden Sex-Links and Barred Rocks or Dominiquers. i am not sure, but i think so.
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Also talk to them when you approach them so they know its you. They will get to know your voice. Good luck
     
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  5. yellowherb

    yellowherb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2 with feather feed look like self blue bantam cochins to me. (beautiful!)

    The cochins should for sure get friendlier as they get older. cochins are known as one of the pet breeds. My experience is with sultans so far and standard cochins but around 2-3 months old I see a complete turn around in how they act around me. The roosters tend to get friendlier younger before regressing at maturity while the hens are stand offish until mature and then get less flightly and more friendly.
     
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  6. mamato8chicks

    mamato8chicks Just Hatched

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    Thank you to everyone. We are so relieved! We were so worried we messed up. We recently gave them a mirror, a make shift perch, and some grass with leaves and weeds. They were showing signs of brooder boredom. Haha. So far they love it.
     

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