Can I hold him?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by favoritekitty, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the only one hatched so far and he wont stop peeping in his box. He is quiet when my hand is near him and he tries to crawl into it. Am I going to hurt him at all if I keep him close to me and not under the heat lamp?

    Ack! He is so cute!
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    I hold mine too but I try not to keep them out long. The babies have a surrogate mommy they like to snuggle (stuffed animal).
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    stuffed animals work so do they cheap feather dusters.
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Oh good idea!!
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure he's warm enough too... he might be cheaping if he's cold.
     
  6. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not think so. I have a barred cochin that wants nothing else then to sleep in my cupped hand. She is perfectly content now 3 week old. I think she thinks I'm her mommy. This baby chick probably thinks you are too.
     

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