Is it ok to play with a baby chick alot

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  1. Officialhaley

    Officialhaley New Egg

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    Can u play with a baby chick a lot
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes as long as they are still in the heat and not cold. If they don't like it or look stressed it isn't good.Like if they chirp a lot and are scared.
     
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  3. Patriciaallison

    Patriciaallison Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a huge coop and got our first chicks for Easter. Our kids played with our chicks all day everyday for weeks after we got them. The only thing it did was create friendly birds my Murans rooster likes to sit on my shoulder while I feed his buddies and looks out into the pig pen with me. I also noticed any thing weird sooner because the kids kept a close eye on them. I have seven kids and I believe kids can be great helpers where animals are concerned. Accidents happen and kids learn from them. I had a mishap with a hampster once and all my kids have been super careful ever sense then. My youngest is two and even he helps look in on the babies although he won't touch them because he still puts his hands in his mouth to much!
    What great fun for your kids and what great lessons they will learn!
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know what you mean by a lot, or how old the chicks are. But, if they tire easily, they need nap time. Also very young children may accidentally step on them or chicks can jump out of their hands and have a fatal landing. It's best if kids sit on the floor and let the chicks explore around them.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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