First time chicken owner here

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

  1. aknoepp

    aknoepp Hatching

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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 Queen of the Coop

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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 Hatching

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Chickenshoe

    Chickenshoe Chirping

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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 Free Ranging

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  6. aknoepp

    aknoepp Hatching

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    Thank you!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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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

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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.

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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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