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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lynabp, May 20, 2011.
When can I hold my new chicks and will the mom refuse them if I do hold them?
No, if the mother is all ready cooing to them and acting as a mother should, she will not reject them if you hold them.
I've never raised chicks under a broody, but in a regular brooder they can be handled quite a bit--I handled mine about two to three times a day, but probably could have done more. Just keep your sessions short--they need to stay warm for the first few days of life!
Good luck with them! Oh, and a big
Thank you, can't wait to hold them tomorrow.
We have to have pics!! U have to have at least 10 posts b4 u can put pics up so u better get started!! Congrats on the new fuzzy butts!!
thank you, did not know about the 10 post thing.