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baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyndy53, May 4, 2009.

  1. lyndy53

    lyndy53 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2009
    I let my daughter who is a teachers aide take some eggs to the school to be incubated for the kids, thinking it would be interesting for them. The kids loved having the chicks and watching them hatch. My daughter had read that chicks will bond with the first thing they see, which is apparently true. The first set of three that were born will follow a hand around, sit on it and snuggle down with it and would follow every where a hand goes. They are the poor ones that was eaten by a "rat" that is still up in the air as of right now.
    The next set has bonded with a stuffed rabbit that was put in their box with them.
    They truly amaze me.
    The grandkids and I are now in the process of building an incubator to try and incubate eggs here, This will be done after I find what is killing my babies. I'll let you know how it works out.

  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    thats very interesting No wonder my chickens love styrofoam so much lol
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    How did a rat or other preditor get to the chicks to eat them?

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