How old should my first "pet" chicks be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BamaChick123, May 9, 2011.

  1. BamaChick123

    BamaChick123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if I should get baby chick still in down feathers or if I should get adolescent chicks... What do y'all think?
     
  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get them as young as I could to allow the imprinting process to take place. Let them think you're Momma...Handle frequently, and enjoy!
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Our first two were juveniles (around 12wks) and we've never been able to just walk over and pick them up. My day old chicks that I raised will run up to you, and jump up on your knee. lol Big difference if you want a friendly bird.
     
  4. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    def as chicks!
     
  5. BamaChick123

    BamaChick123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help. [​IMG] will do.
     

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