First timer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chris151xx, May 23, 2016.

  1. chris151xx

    chris151xx Hatching

    May 23, 2016
    Hello everyone I just recently joined this site and Thursday my cousin will be handing over some new chicks who are hatching as I write this, he is giving me "everything I need" minus food what are some things I should watch out for? Also I have kids who I know will want to play with them and cuddle like kids do please any tips will help I am a little hesitant about letting the kids play or hold them while they are so young? Would you advise against it?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] With everything you need, does that include a brooder that is spacious enough for them for about 6 weeks, a heat source to keep them warm enough, food and water bowls, bedding materials for the brooder? Instead of writing you a lengthy post with tips and advice, here are some articles on raising chicks with the most important information, do's and don'ts:

    How To Raise Baby Chicks
    Raising Your Baby Chicks
    How To Socialize Baby Chickens
    How To Raise a Chicken As a Family Pet

    Regarding letting the kids handle the chicks. Sure, they can! Just warn them to be very gentle and careful with them. Enjoy your chicks!

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