Handling chicks for pets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texas_chick, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    I have 6 chicks. I just want them to be pet chickens.
    I've been handling them all each day but by now I clearly have favorites.
    Is it okay to just not handle the chicks that don't enjoy being held as much? Or will they turn into wild and crazy chickens when they are adults? In other words is handling necessary if all you want is chickens to go in the coop at night, don't freak out when they see you, etc.
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    It is best to handle all the chicks. I know when we did our last round of babies in Nov. my kids had there couple favorite chick and did not play with the other and you can tell that now that they are older.

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