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So excited!! Putting in my chick order Saturday!!! What about my kids helping?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DawnB, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well...I don't know who's more excited...me or my children (I'm such a dork!) I love doing this kind of stuff and really like that they are so into it too (well, at least for the first couple of days! [​IMG]) They're 7 & 9, so even a little bit is pretty darn good!

    Any advice on kids and getting new chicks? Aside from the "be gentle" and "wash your hands" mantras, are there better things for them to do to help?

    We're gonna get 10 Australorps and least 5 EE's...can't wait!
     
  2. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids have been gentle with the chicks from day one. Always teach to "go slow" and snuggle them close (and sit on the floor with them!) My kids are almost 6 and almost 9. :) Great little farm hands in the making!

    There is a February Hatch along going! Go join in!! [​IMG]
     
  3. insanity

    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my three year old help setup the brooder, and pick out accessories. he did pretty well last year after I explained they were babies.Plus I put them in the garage so he could only go see them with a chaperon(tried sneaking out twice)
     
  4. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours are probably going to go on the dining room table (you know...the one that's supposed to be for company and big dinners and never gets used!)...well, now we've got a good use! Haha!

    My boys should be good with them...but I'm gonna have to make the lid good...cats! Unfortunately, it's been so cold here that we can't put them in the garage....oh well...chick-sitting it is.
     

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