Will my hen 'get mad at me' or hold a grudge against me?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillypurrs23, May 18, 2012.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Songster

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    I've 'tucked' one of my hens every night since she was about 5 weeks old, holding her on my lap for a while every night, and I haven't been here for the past 2 days, and now i'm going to be gone again the next 2. Will she be upset with me? I know chickens can hold grudges...
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    Chickens (as with most animals) get used to routine. If you cannot be there to tuck her in, then there isn't much you can do. But I think she should get over it.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I think that you will have more problems with the absence than she will.
     
  4. calvincoop

    calvincoop Songster

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    You may have to hear about it for awhile but she'll eventually forget. Treats are always a great way to give an apology!
     
  5. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Songster

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    Thanks ^^ usually after I come back I give her attention and bring her mealworms or grasshoppers.
     

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