how often should i hold the chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sydney13, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

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    how often should i handle my chicks if i want them to be very friendly?
    i handle them about 45 minutes a day but they are still nervous around me (they are 2weeks old). will they become more calm as they are adults? i guess im just not used to it from being with my gosling who follows me everywhere and goes crazy until i pick her up [​IMG]
     
  2. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

    Aug 9, 2009
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    some chicks i never handled and are completely chill its up to you honestly
     
  3. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I handled my chicks a lot!!! But only one out of the ten begs to be held now that they are one year old. All of them are easily handled - which has proved to be a blessing when I need to care for them. So it is worth all the time you have available.
     
  4. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    what breeds do you have? some breeds are more nervous than others
     

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