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Proper/best way to pet a chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lizannhollow, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. lizannhollow

    lizannhollow In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    I just started my chicken adventure so I feel a bit silly asking questions like this. I want my girls to enjoy my touch. I was wondering if chickens have special spots like dogs and their tummy or cats behind the ears. And how do I know if they are enjoying being petted?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    They do actually enjoy being stroked and scratched in some places more than others. Chicks I found enjoys having their heads stroked and their crops stroked, especially after they've eaten. Feel for the bottom of the crop and rub/stroke it gently. My chickens off all ages love it.
     
  3. lizannhollow

    lizannhollow In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much sumi. :)
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I only have one chick but she hates to be touched on her back or top of the head, but she doesn't mind her chest/belly under her neck rubbed. I am brand new to the whole chick thing but I'm thinking a good part will be individuality of the chick and I would imagine it matters how often they are handled and how they are handled
     

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