New chicks first timer!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BanditMan, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. I have started to notice a few things. There is definitely a pecking order. Couple of the times they are jumping on the backs of the smaller ones and was just making sure they are ok? I have them 6 of them in a broader pretty big actually and they are mean little boogers. Will they grow out of the frantic stage? The white legs. Won't let me even touch them but the brocks are getting use to me getting into cage and letting me pet them.
     
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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Yes,if you spend quality time and manage them like their pets,they should grow out of.

    Never heard of jumping on the backs nor have I ever seen it.
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    White legs, Brocks ? What does that mean?
    What are the floor dimensions of the brooder? What is the heat source and where is it placed?
     
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  4. They seem they dont want to be held ( babies of course)
    and scream we think we just think we are doing more harm then anything?
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

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    I’d their seriously screaming,give them time.Try sitting with them and giving them treats until they get use to your faces and voices.
     
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  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Post #3 answers?
     
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  7. Oops sorry, went past that one! 3 Barred Rock's 3 White Leghorns. Size is 4' wide, 3' deep, 4' tall. Light at back corner.
     

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  8. Jumping on backs seems very OTT but must be natural! From my experience it takes time, love and care for them to become accustomed to you. my 20+ are 9 months and will not leave my feet when i am outside! :D
     
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  9. Should I still try and pick them up and hold them or just leave them be?
     
  10. Dawnjanell

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    When you pick them up is it in a cold garage with cold hands? I find chicks are a but loud to start with but if you snuggle them up to you where they feel secure and warm they calm down.
     
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