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BlessedCountry6

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I have been putting my chicks out a little each day. We have a flock of 29. I notice one chick that hangs around me more then the other chicks. Is this normal? I think it's cute but odd because I don't socialize with them much, just changing food and water all the time. I don't want to handle them too much and I don't let my kids handle them much because if I have some roos I don't want them to be aggressive. We only pick them up to get them outside.
 

Mountain Peeps

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Some chicks are just in need of a loving "mother!" They will bond with you even if you aren't purposely bonding with them. What breed is the little one?
 

earlyredrooster

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I got ten New Hampshire's at tsc this year. The first chickens I have had in twenty or so years. Out of the ten three will leave the group and come scratch/nap around my feet anytime I sit in my lawn chair. Fell asleep the other day, woke up covered in chickens. Lol
 

BlessedCountry6

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It is. Just don't handle them roughly. But if you are wanting tame birds then defiantly handle and tame them from the start!!
I do want tame birds but I am very strict about not handling them much because I have 4 kids and these are the rules so no chicks get hurt. My kids are 12, 8, 5 and 3. I have felt like I am taking the fun out of the chicks but I don't want an aggressive roo or a dead chick. There are also friend that come over and want to handle the chicks too and I think that is way to much for my 3 week old chicks. I'm trying to think of ways to make the rules less strict without harming the chicks.
 

BlessedCountry6

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I got ten New Hampshire's at tsc this year. The first chickens I have had in twenty or so years. Out of the ten three will leave the group and come scratch/nap around my feet anytime I sit in my lawn chair. Fell asleep the other day, woke up covered in chickens. Lol
aww sweet! So I guess some will want to be more cuddly and the others can keep to their flock.
 
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