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Hip Hillbilly Farm
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- Nov 7, 2021
Uwww, love your signature quote. Think I'll re-write that for calligraphy practice in my journal. Thanks!I don’t know if you want them to run to you or it doesn’t matter, but it is nice to have chicks/chickens run to you when you have food in case you need to round everyone up at any point! I like to put wet mash in as a treat (just a bit of their food moistened with water). I start the first day or two with it in a small container placed in the brooder (think condiment cup to Dixie cup size), by day 3 I hold the container so they get used to my hand coming in, and after a day or so of that 1-2 times a day, I hold the mash in my hand and let them climb on my hand while they eat. I also say “chickie chickie” whenever I give them a treat. My big girls come a runnin when they hear “chickie chickie”, so I can get them to go in the coop, into the run, or come back toward me if they are somewhere I don’t want them to be just by saying the magic “treat phrase”. Lol
ETA: Wait! I just read the rest of it. Too dang cool . . . STOP! Hammer time!!!