Surprised how cuddly chicks can be!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AuntJamie, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. AuntJamie

    AuntJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2017
    Sort of Central Ohio
    Been having a lot of fun socializing the chicks. It's hard to keep track of who gets held and who needs held so there's a lot of grabbing whoever is running from my hand. The ones who seek attention though, especially the couple of RIR, the BSL cockerel and NHR cockerel. They're the fun ones. I accidentally picked up a NHR boy because under the red light he looked like a RIR (decided hands off approach to cockerels) and he snuggled right down in my hand all sweetly. I couldn't just put him down after that, I gave him a good cuddle first.
    So anyway, the pullets who come up wanting held. With their sweet eyes and inquisitive demeanors. Practically hopping into my hand and snuggling down, tiny little beak nibbles. So cute! And then when I lower them back into the breeder and open my hand they just sit there until I remind them it's somebody else's turn.
    This is my favorite part to each day. 19 pullets needing daily snuggles? Heaven!
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2015
    Rhode Island
    Awww! It might actually be a good thing to cuddle the cockerels as well, as it may prevent aggressiveness later in life. Have fun with your babies!!! [​IMG]
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    That's so sweet! Don't you just love them? Enjoy!
  4. ChxLadyCass

    ChxLadyCass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2017
    La Junta, CO
    This makes me so excited to get mine on Friday!!
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Glad you're enjoying them @AuntJamie [​IMG]
  6. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2016
    Raising chicks is ever so much fun! Seeing them grow into wonderful well adjusted chickens before your very eyes is such a pleasure! THanks for sharing your adventures with us!
  7. AuntJamie

    AuntJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2017
    Sort of Central Ohio
    Yes, chicks ARE so much fun! It's so cold though that I couldn't keep my hands warm enough to hold them yesterday and it's not looking good today, either. But yeah, totally enjoying them, thanks! :D

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