How often do you hold your chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by garyk1398, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. garyk1398

    garyk1398 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2012
    Omaha, Ne
    Just curious to see how often do the experienced folks handle/hold/ remove new chicks from the brooder. Then the a follow up question, how long do you keep them out of the brooder without fear of them getting cold? I plan on keeping in my basement and getting them out once a day. Sound right?
  2. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    IN corn state
    I held mine a lot. I let them get used to me for the first few days, but then i would take them out, hold them (one at a time of course) and play with them. I had a very open brooder (it was a bunny cage) so they could always see me. I could always see them. I would go open the little door and sit there with them for a while. They would take turns sitting on the door of the cage and get petted and stuff. Once a day is ok, but if you want them to be really close to you maybe a bit more then that.
  3. itsybitsyfroggy

    itsybitsyfroggy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2012
    I hold mine a lot right from the beginning- multiple times a day. I want them to get used to me and become tame. Plus they are just so cute and fun to hold [​IMG]
  4. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    Several times a day. In fact I have 1 who likes to cuddle and we fell asleep together. Went I woke up and put her back she peeped so loud she woke all the chicks up even in the next brooder
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Many times on weekends. Once during the week. I seem to work way too many hours plus an hour commute each way. So I don't get home until late and then dinner and then chick time. They each get handled nightly. Some longer than others. Was just telling DH that I could tell which ones are out longer with me as they are calmer once out and quieter.
    about to pick up the last chick for the evening to hang with her. I will be narrowing it down this weekend to 3 from 6. And it will most likely be the ones that are out most as they are calmer whatnot.

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