Handling our chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    Our chicks came yesterday! We did not handle them for the first 24 hourse(besides dipping beaks, inspecting etc.). This morning we were holding each one of them for a short amount of time. They come right up to our hands, even without food and aren't scared at all. They let us pick them up and they are quiet. We breathe on them to relax them and they LOVE it! Is it ok that we are handling them? How long should we handle them for right now?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Handling them is good! It gets them used to you so they will not be scared as they grow and get bigger. Just be ready for lap chickens later on!
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:X 2 Its so nice to have them loving you back!

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