how soon is to soon to handle chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltbreath, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. coltbreath

    coltbreath Out Of The Brooder

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    how soon can I hold /handle my chicks My 8 year old wants to hold them,but they were born 11-24-09 Help R
     
  2. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    I dont play with mine, but my Grandkids pick them up from the time they are in the brooder.
    Just make sure they are gentle and dont let them get a chill.
    And make sure they wash before and after handling baby chicks.
    [​IMG] Have fun.
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would handle them right away. I've been to "careful", not picking up the young chicks, and not letting my son touch them. Now they are grown, and don't much care for handling. You want them to bond to you in the first few days, after that they get skittish. Just make sure they don't get dropped!
     
  4. dickies chics

    dickies chics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the more you handle them now the friendly they will be
     
  5. coltbreath

    coltbreath Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for the help my daughter will be happy r.
     
  6. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I handle them as soon as they are hatched and dried.

    Just don't let them get chilled and be careful about squeezing !
     
  7. By all means, teach your kids the proper way to handle baby birds, watch them carefully when they do and teach them NOT to handle them when you are not present.

    baby chicks think the world of being handled. As they grow they can become a wonderful friend to your kids.
     
  8. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 is a perfect age for her to learn how to handle birds. And I handle chicks as much as possible. It makes a big difference.

    Of course now I have a yard full of chickens that think they belong on my lap. [​IMG]
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's my 88 year old Mom rocking one in a pink blanket yesterday. Mine LOVE attention.

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  10. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] Love the pic with Mom. Priceless. [​IMG]
     

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