New to forum, new chick pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rajzwaibel, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. rajzwaibel

    rajzwaibel Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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
     
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww! That's so sweet. Your son and the baby RIRs melt my heart. [​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    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 [​IMG]
     
  5. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    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!!!!
     
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC. Your son is adorable and so are the chicks!
     
  7. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lighting in pic #1 is gorgeous. Welcome!
     
  8. seafood

    seafood Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  9. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!! Wonderful pics!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Very cute little boy and chicks!
     

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