First time chicken owner here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aknoepp, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. aknoepp

    aknoepp New Egg

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    So this weekend we just got 6 baby Barred Rock chicks. This is the first time we've ever owned hens so we are excited but nervous at the same time. We also have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who is wanting to get them out and let them sit on her lap, etc. Any suggestions and/or advice is much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello from a fellow Virginian [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! I first want to say Barred Rocks are one of my favorite breeds, they are so sweet and have wonderful personalities. I have two younger brothers 7 and 5 and they also trying to hold the little chicks 24/7. I just remind them that they need sleep just like babies and need to be treated like them. I hope you and your family enjoy your little peepers!
     
  3. aknoepp

    aknoepp New Egg

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Chickenshoe

    Chickenshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hold the chicks often, they will bond quickly and wont be afraid of you compared to having no contact..... enjoy your ladies
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. aknoepp

    aknoepp New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new chicks! Barred Rocks are a nice first breed that should be great egg layers.[​IMG]
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your barred rocks!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's best if children sit on the ground when socializing with chicks, they move and jump fast. A fall or hard squeeze can injure or kill them quickly. Welcome to BYC
     

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