I am new to BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kcobbs, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. kcobbs

    kcobbs Out Of The Brooder

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    We have marked our yard for the coop and have picked the breeds we think we want. We are all so excited! I have read and read a lot of y'all post and I have learned so much from all of you. This site is amazing and I look forward to start raising our family's chickens.
    One question: We have a 4yr old that does not understand the word, "easy". How resilient are baby chicks?
    Thanks
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Good luck on getting your chickens!
     
  3. djjordan

    djjordan New Egg

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    Welcome I just installed a web can in my coop . Lots of fun good luck David
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kcobbs, and :welcome! Pleased you joined us! Chicks are fairly resilient but probably not to a squeezing - might have to take a lot of patience and modeling. Good luck to you!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]also chickens don't bounce when they fall - or get thrown, they splat! It's best to teach children that they cannot squeeze them, or throw them skyward and expect them to fly. Kids should sit on the floor and let chicks come to them. They are quick and unpredictable so easily dropped.
     
  6. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from SC! You will love the chickens & I think it is awesome to have them with children! My daughter has been around them since she was born, & now almost two, loves them! She feeds them, pets them, holds them, talks to them, the whe nine yards - it will just take him some time & your patience and guidence :) GOOD LUCK!
     
  7. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!!!
     
  8. kcobbs

    kcobbs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the great advice. This is why I love backyard chickens!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Supervised handling is the way to go, just make sure the chicks aren't accessible when you aren't there to give instructions, good luck to you!
     

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