my hand is the perch for king of the mountain

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bj taylor, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    i've never been around birds before that weren't sick, or injured. my babies seem so right. they progress so fast. today is day 3. i've been putting my hand in the brooder, moving it around, & hovering it over their heads thinking it would acclimate them to my handling. today, as i held it about 3" above the floor, several ran over it & a few jumped on top. one starting climbing up my arm. they acted like they were playing king of the mountain. i had to curtail the game a little or they would find themselves on the floor outside the brooder where the evil black cat lurks waiting for such an opportunity.
    it has been such fun to watch them. i'm sure hoping things stay on this path.
  2. DanielHoover

    DanielHoover Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2012
    I always enjoy sitting inside my brooders playing with the baby chicks.
    They roost on my legs and shoes as I watch them. Heavy breeds are
    more gentle than the lighter ones.

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