How much attention do new chicks need?

JanetR

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 12, 2011
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1
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Long Island NY
I am so happy,
I picked up my 6 chicks yesterday. They are cozy and happy but I keep them in a bathroom with the door closed and I was wondering how often I should interact with them? I could sit and watch them for hours:love (Don't tell my boss- I work from home
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chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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279
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Strasburg Ohio
Well, I would say, the more attention you give them, they more friendly they will be. I don't really think you can give a chick too much attention!
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
99
268
MN
I interact with my chicks all day. I will spend hours at a time with them. I have the friendliest chickens I've ever come across. They love to be pet and sit in our laps.
 

Wildflower_VA

Songster
8 Years
Apr 2, 2011
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7
111
Raphine VA, Augusta County
The only attention a chick NEEDS is you supplying fresh food and water and cleaning up their brooder. You, on the other hand, as the new chickie mama, needs to supply lots of attention and they need to be in the same room so you don't miss seeing their dust bathing antics, their 'dead' chick act, when they are really just sleeping or sun bathing, chicken yoga, or chic keep away games.
You should probably ask for 'family leave' from work, even though you work from home.
 

nancypo

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
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Boise
My Coop
I had mine in a spare room and went in all day and evening, talked to them, cuddled them, they grew up very friendly and mellow. Never aggressive and easily managed.
 

JanetR

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 12, 2011
62
1
39
Long Island NY
Thanks everyone. I have them in the bathroom to keep them warm enough, I visit them many times a day, talk to them and hold each one. When they don't need as much warmth I'll move them into my office. Then I'll never get any work done!
 

tclegg

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
346
2
99
Parkersburg
I agree..I spend as much time as possible..My DH doesn't understand..but my chicks Love it...and so do I!!! LOL!!! I could have a worse addiction...LOL
 

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