Raising friendly brooder chicks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenchichi, May 18, 2016.

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    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have brooder of 8 precious chicks currently and I want to make sure they grow up friendly. I have a 10 year old little sister who wants to be very involved in helping me raise them and I want to make sure the chickens all grow up to be friendly and non-pecky towards her. My family members are very bad about coming outside to the brooder to pick them up and play with them, but I'm worried that this may be scaring the chicks more than anything. Are there any tips or guidelines we should follow to make sure they grow up happy and friendly? Thanks!!!
     
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    chickenchichi Out Of The Brooder

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    For the record, I've seen many arguments for and against holding chicks, but a lot seem to be mainly emotionally based as opposed to practicality. Bonus points for scientific arguments!
     

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