My poor son :(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shelleyd2008, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Every time we go into the 'brooder room' he has to reach in and get one of the jumbo quail babies to play with. This is very aggravating to me, so I tell him to put it back. He does, and scoops up a different one to hold. He lays on the floor with it on his chest, loves it to death, and I'm afraid he is going to 1) kill one; or 2) lose one in the bedroom! Neither would be a good thing, so I have finally told him he is no longer allowed in that room if he can not stop getting them out! [​IMG]

    Now he says he wishes he was older so he can have his own incubator and get his own baby quail!! [​IMG] Poor little guy! [​IMG]
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    aww poor little guy. Every time my 5 year old grabs at one of the babies I just cringe. It's so hard when they are young and want to "help" / "love" the babies.
     
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    A real BYC "Batorman", a little young....maybe... but he's got the love! [​IMG]
     
  4. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    I have the same problem with my girls. I'm always afraid something will happen. I don't have any suggestions because I going through it with you.

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  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Its unavoidable. Kids are drawn to baby chicks. My 2 girls 8 and 6 can't keep their hands off either. The only thing you can do is making sure he understands that he cannot squeeze too hard. You can't blame him, sounds like he is already an addict! [​IMG]
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Be careful my back then five year old grabbed one and actually killed a three week old d' uccle of mine.
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:Ack, how did you handle that?
     
  8. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three yr old loves to help with all the animals. When I'm incubating she sings and pets the eggs while I'm turning them. When they hatch she keeps a vigil over them to make sure all hatch and are doing well. I let her hold our chicks with close supervision, that's how kids learn. It's so easy to tell kids no or ban them from touching but that doesn't teach them anything. It takes alot more time and alot of patience but kids need to be able to touch and hold and learn...just my opinion.
     
  9. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree I let my 6 and 8 year old hold all our babies (while supervised of course) the only thing my kids have killed is a fish they over fed it. poor thing. I had to force feed a rabbits babies (I held her down and let the babies eat) she wouldnt have ANYTHING to do with the babies so I needed help and both my kids helped me to put the babies on momma and make sure they didnt fall off on to the floor... I actually enjoyed the time we got to spend together talking about the babies and how they were growing.... I think they did too.
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ack, how did you handle that?

    I was fuming mad because i knew it was my fault . He is somewhat developmentally delayed and doesnt always grasp what you tell him or the impulse is just too strong and he cant resist. All i needed to do was to look the door from the in side or install a 2$ door alarm, just glad it was a cockerel and not the pullet. But he ended in the time out chair for five minutes , started crying shuffled to his room by himself and fell asleep. He always go takes a nap after he is in BIG trouble. Gives me time to calm down an he gets for some reason really exhausted from crying and sitting in the corner.
     

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