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How durable are these chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bahachick, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Bahachick

    Bahachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I put body armor on these guys? Click the image below for video.
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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    To protect them from the little human? I don't understand what your asking.
     
  4. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cute !!! But... Be certain your chicken run is child proof! You sure don't want either a chicken or the child getting hurt out there when you aren't with them.
     
  5. Bahachick

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    Yes he can't get in or them out without me. I need body armor for the chickens from this boy [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I think it is wonderful that your little one is learning how to treat and take care of animals at a young age, I believe this will stay with him for his whole life and he will be a better person for it.. Bless you.
     
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    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I would be worried about is him accidentally stepping on one of them. SLW's? [​IMG]
     
  8. Bahachick

    Bahachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes Silver Laced Wyandottes. The hands are more dangerous, those little fingers grab hard. He is used to handling my Great Dane. Chicks are a bit more fragile.
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. That clip was funny. I know what you mean about grabbing hands. When toddlers get excited they tend to tense up and quiver, don't they. My neighbours' kids came over last year to see my first batch of chicks. The 3 year old was holding one of the chicks, the chick started cheeping, the kid got excited and accidentally clamped down on the chick. Its little eyes nearly popped out! But no harm done, the chick was fine. I think its better to let young kids be 'hands on' with proper supervision than to keep them away. If you do that they'll just want to try and sneak in and play with the birds when you're not looking.

    By the way, VERY cute kid. And your coop and run look fabulous too. Lucky chicks!
     
  10. Bahachick

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    Thank you. I will duct tape kitchen mitts on him [​IMG]
     

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