Handling my baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pattydaisyopal, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. pattydaisyopal

    pattydaisyopal Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to turn my baby chick (2 weeks or so) on its back while holding her? She looks like she goes to sleep. But I don't wanna do it if it hurts her
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the flock![​IMG] It's ok to put her on her back briefly for cleaning/grooming etc. but not too long. It's quite disorienting for them. If you are simply holding her, it would be better to keep her upright.
     
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