Little kid with Little chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks Galore3, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I was wondering if it is ok to show a 17 month old a baby chick. What would she do with them?????????[​IMG]
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Viewing should be fine. I'd be leery of allowing a small child to handle a chick for fear it might get squeezed too hard.
    Closely supervised petting would be OK with a thorough hand washing to follow. Have fun!
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Thanks. [​IMG] I'll definately be careful!
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I was that age when I held my first chick. I have an old photo of it, but I do remember it. In the photo it looks like I'm squeezing the squat out of the chick, but I remember I was trying hard not to let it fall out of my hands. (Yes, I really do have memories that far back. Now, memory of what I did just two minutes ago, not so much....)
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    [​IMG] i'll se how she is with looking, then petting, then MAYBE holding....MAYBE [​IMG]
     
  6. sweetypie

    sweetypie Out Of The Brooder

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    They might squeeze it too hard unless you are careful! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    I figured. maybe when she's older.
     
  8. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever seen a small child hold a cterpillar or ladybug? At least with our littles, when they are tiny, they are MUCH more careful. They seem to know it's delicate, and don't actually close their fists around it... My 18 month old little guy likes to "hug" the kitten (mainly cause the cat wants nothing to do with him) The kitten is very patient with him and will often times
    "hug" him right back. By the time we get our chicks in March, he'll be almost 2...so I'm confident with proper supervision, the chicks will be his best friends....
     
  9. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    hmmmmmmmmmm lily is pretty careful with our cats...(except once....she as laying on it.....lol)
     

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