got day old chics 3/23, doing good?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chooniecat, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    p/u 3 aracauna,2 buff orp, 2 nh red day olds monday and they seem to be great. most don't like to be handled. (will get pixs on soon as I learn how to do it) 1 of the aracaunas fights FOR me to pick her up and my issue is they will eventually be my dinner and I am pretty sure I can still do it but will they be mentally stunted if they don't have a "mama" to snuggle them now?(i am sort of being silly but....) i take them out couple times a day and put on lap,talk to them and just generally handle them so they will be used to me.
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I have friends who raised animals for food. Their 1st rule is "don't play with your food".

    I wouldn't recommend handling the chicks a lot unless you have to. It's not necessary and they'll do fine without a "mama". You'll have an easier time when it's time to process them.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:It isn't that they don't want you to hold them, it is The Big Scary Hand coming down to get them. It appears to them as a predator would. That is why they run around trying to get away. You will notice they are fine once you get a hold of one.
     

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