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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by christielee, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. christielee

    christielee Hatching

    Sep 5, 2013
    asheville nc
    Hello! I'm CHRISTIE
    I just built a coop and ordered 4 four week old chicks from Murray Mcmurray.I know it isn't quite the season to be starting chickens, but I couldn't wait! I have an Americana, blue Andalusia, silver laced wyandotte , and a red star. I want them to be comfortable being handled but I don't want them afraid of me grabbing them. Is this the best age to try to hold them, or am I just teaching them to be afraid of me?

  2. Dowie

    Dowie Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Hey Christie! [​IMG] I think that handling them young is the way to go, they'll get used to you - some may even want cuddles when they get older. Photos please!
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Christie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! You should handle them quite a bit, especially while they are young. Congrats to you on your new flock by the way! [​IMG]
  4. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    You're going to love having chickens!!! Hug them & pet them every day!

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