Day 4 when can i start

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrackenFarms, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 4 when can i start taking them out of the brooder to hold them? i want to handle them as much as possible because i want them to follow me around when they get older.
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Just make sure you put them back if they start getting cold. They'll start shivering quickly. I found it actually works better to pretend to be a chicken than to hold them. Reach in and tap the food and water with your finger so they copy you. Let your hand rest over them so they can hide under like hiding under a hen. Eventually they'll come running over to your hand when you reach in and start jumping on it. It works better than scooping up a freaked out chick and then trying to calm it down and tell it you won't eat it while it starts shivering.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I've taken mine out from day one [​IMG] They are all still alive today almost a year later [​IMG]
     

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