Taking Mom and chicks to school ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DTRM30, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    We just had 4 silkies hatch on the 9th. My son would like to bring them into class on Friday - they will be 9 days old. He's been giving updates all through the past few weeks bringing in photos of the eggs being candled and etc. It would only be for about 10 minutes - do you think it will be too stressful for them ? I have a nice pet carrier and plan to cover it with a sheet during transport. The school is about 7 minutes from my house - so they'd be away from "home" only for about 1/2 tops. I'll be taking mom and the chicks together - she's pretty mellow - except for when it comes to our other silkie who wants to steal the babies from her. (the other hen has been sharing in teaching the chicks and it's starting to confuse them - and started causing fights between the two hens - so had to segregate her - poor thing - she just wants babies - and she clucks to them and shows them goodies and was even calling them to her when she was scratching in some leaves to so them some goodies she found)
    Anyway - that's another topic ...

    Just curious - Thanks [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    Go for it. What a great way to educate and entertain kids at the same time. [​IMG]
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    I think as long as you dont let anyone hold them (you can hold them and let the kids pet them) it should be fine. [​IMG]
  4. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    that is what I was thinking - to hold them and let the kids see them - (5th graders) - I was just worried about Momma freaking out - but she's fine with me handling the chicks sooo ...

    Thanks ! I always worry about stuff like that ....

    I thought it would be really cool for the kids to get to see them after being updated on an almost daily basis LOL [​IMG]
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I took some to the school this month and things went fine. I got to answer some questions folks didn't know about chickens. Do us all a favor and educate others.


  6. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Yeah, that's true - I never realized how little people know about them until I start talking about them. Plus, to let the kids know that even though they're cute - they grow up to be chickens that need a good home. Not just to get one at the local feed store b/c it's cute and fuzzy and it's only $3.00 ! Then need to find a home for it.

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