- Oct 5, 2010
Two days ago I bought a mixture of five Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red chicks. They're three weeks old and so far they've been fine - drinking, eating and digesting, not too hot not too cold, etc. I have to admit, I bought them with the intent of considering them pets that happen to lay eggs, rather than egg manufacturers that I keep in backyard. That being said, as of right now, they aren't very social at all. If I even open up their cage to refill their waterer or feeder, they go into a frenzy and begin trying to fly around. I sit near their cage whenever I'm not at school and hold them multiple times a day and stroke their necks. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for socializing older chicks? Anything I can try?