- Sep 27, 2014
Hello, I am you-da-chick, and today I got my first chicks today. I got about 1 week old 8 barred Plymouth rocks. So far they are eating great, drinking, sleeping, running around and having a good time. How do you get chicks used to handling? They are already pretty tame, but are a bit cautious around my hand. I have been putting food in my hand and letting them eat. I also picked them up gently, and stroked their back. Any good ways to approach handling that you'd recommend, or is this pretty good? Also I have another question: I raise mealworms originally for my beaded dragon, and I gave a few to the chicks. Is it not recommended, should I kill the mealworms, feed them live, wait till the chicks are older?