New to forum, new chick pics

rajzwaibel

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First off, although I am new to the forum, I have lurked here and found lots of good information on how to raise my chicks. I grew up on a farm, but haven't had chickens in over 20 years. We decided to finally get some layers because a) I don't want to support battery farms, and b) home grown chickens/eggs are so much healthier.

So here are pics of my 6 years old with his chicks, who he loves very, very much. The 3 weeks old ones are Barred Rocks, and the little ones are RIRs.





 
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hinkjc

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Welcome to the forum. Those chicks are so cute and I am sure will be super friendly with your son handling them. Very nice!

Jody
 

justusnak

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Awww, how adorable!! Your son is going to be a great chicken keeper! I might want to warn ya tho...in one pic, your son has that chicks up to his face, be carefull. I for one have had a chicken peck my eye...OUCH! The chicks see something shiny, and will peck it! Be carefull! Oh, and welcome to the forum...so when are you getting that incubator!?? LOL
 

Bec

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Welcome to the BYC!!!

That is so cute!!!! I love the pic of them all perching on his arms!!! I have another few weeks until I get my babies!!
Oh yes and I would have to agree with Justusnack....watch the eyes..my 4 year old daughter had a close call with that too..she almost lost her eyesight..They saw her shiny eye ball and decided to peck at it and it deeply scrtched her cornea....be carefull...Although i have to say...that pic is so adorable..the look on his face...soooo cute!! LOL.

And as long as he keeps handling them, they will be super friendly!! My kids (now 7 and 4) held ours all the time and now the girls are a year old and still want a litle cuddle time everday!!

Hope to see more pics as they grow!!!!
 

seafood

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Did you do anything special to get the chicks to warm up to your son so much?

My 5 yr old cant wait. Hopeing we have similar experience.

Also...dont they poop all over you when you hold them?
 

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