How do I hold a chick???


6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
South Western Death Valley, Ca.
great to have you joining the BYC flock

BYC has a very useful learning center

Well first wash your hands then use both hands like a cup
and make sure you are sitting down incase they jump and
you want them to land on you not drop to the floor ...


A Native Raven
Staff member
Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop

Welcome to BYC!

Gander X2. Just cup your hands and scoop the baby up. I get a good hold of them over the brooder in case they jump out or shimmy out of my hands. But don't be afraid to handle them as babies. This will help to tame them up and they won't be so scared of you in the long run. As they age, their trust in you will grow to the point of them stalking you for attention and goodies as adult chickens.

Enjoy your new babies and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Make yourself at home here on BYC and welcome to our flock!

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium member
10 Years
Aug 26, 2009
Out to pasture
X 3 I would also make sure young children sit on the floor with them - because chicks are quick and can be dropped or slip out of hands. Also no squeezing - they are very fragile as chicks. Adult supervision is recommended - some children throw them skyward expecting them to fly. OY,
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