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*sigh* Finally they all trust me... All but one.
Excuse me.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGH!!!
I finally succeeded in them trusting me, (sorta) but one darned yellow guy (feathered legs. Maybe leghorn?) has earned a name for himself.
 

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He pecks me, my friendly brown guy, (unknown breed) and the other yellow. Mr. Barred Rock McSharpbeak (friendly too, but sharp).
What do I do?
 

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The barred rock can protect himself.
 

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What do I do to stop this?
 

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Haha :no: I can't stand sending any of them to freezer camp
 

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Any other ideas?
 

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Help?......
 

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I'm working with silkies right now that are so incredibly skittish. They like scream and run from me when I get near them. So I am forcing them to spend time with me individually. I catch one and sit cuddling it for at least 15 mins. Mine are younger though. I have managed to make everyone else pretty cuddly and want my attention. Just not those two!
 

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Pilgrim_Kev said:
Isolate him for a week or so to show him who's boss.
*SIGH* Will that work for a month old?
 

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GenFoe said:
I'm working with silkies right now that are so incredibly skittish. They like scream and run from me when I get near them. So I am forcing them to spend time with me individually. I catch one and sit cuddling it for at least 15 mins. Mine are younger though. I have managed to make everyone else pretty cuddly and want my attention. Just not those two!
Not silkies! Leghorns!
 

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I've read that leghorns aren't the friendliest of birds, it's why we didn't get any despite their awesome laying ability. I was worried with them and our kids. I used a breed finder and went with the most friendly ones I could find. Hopefully you break the skittishness and they do like you though!
 

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I have had leghorns for as long as I have had chickens. The hens are very flighty but my leghorn rooster is a very good rooster and I can even raise baby chicks around him with no problems. I always consider leghorns to be very good chickens for eggs but are not very good pets other than the roosters.
 
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