3 Chicks in South Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sweetdanat, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. sweetdanat

    sweetdanat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, all!

    I just started our family endeavor with three chicks (couple of weeks old-I'm guessing). I hope I'm doing this right. So far they are living in a dog crate with pine shavings on the floor, a waterer and feeder, and heat lamp to keep them warm. My kids are handling them a LOT. Is that ok? Also, my husband who is not completely on board with my idea of having chickens, thinks we are all going to get salmonella poisoning from them. We wash our hands frequently, but I have to wonder if they're truly that germ-ridden. Advice?

    Love the web-site and my new chicks!
     
  2. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing at all wrong with handling your chicks as long as you are washing your hands with soap and water afterwards.

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  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    It's fine to handle your new babies, but I wouldn't do it too much. They can get pretty stressed out. Your kids should wash their hands after they handle the chicks.

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