new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lynabp, May 20, 2011.

  1. lynabp

    lynabp Out Of The Brooder

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    When can I hold my new chicks and will the mom refuse them if I do hold them?
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    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 [​IMG]
     
  3. lynabp

    lynabp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, can't wait to hold them tomorrow.
     
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have to have pics!! [​IMG] U have to have at least 10 posts b4 u can put pics up so u better get started!! [​IMG] Congrats on the new fuzzy butts!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. lynabp

    lynabp Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, did not know about the 10 post thing.
     

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