Tips for socializing baby chickies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tiffphares, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. tiffphares

    tiffphares In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2013
    Springfield, MO
    Hi there-
    I picked up my first ever batch of chicks this morning. They are two day old and all seem alert and healthy.
    I really want "nice" chickens-I have heard horror stories about chickens chasing and pecking kids and I am going to try everything in my power to not have this issue, as I have two little girls.
    So my question is-how do you socialize them to be used to being handled? Is it too late for me since they weren't hatched here? I took my oldest daughter and she pet a few of them while I had them in my hand, but I don't want to handle them too much today since this is their first day here.
    So if you have any suggestions for me please...thank you in advance!!!

    PS-the breeds I have are 2 speckled sussex, 3 columbian wyandotte, and 1 white wyandotte all 2 days old
  2. Diz78

    Diz78 In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2013
    central pa
    Mine are a week old. I sit with them, hold them, let them crawl on me or perch on my hand. It has been working for me but I'm new to this so I'm sure more people have better suggestions. Enjoy your babies they are so fun!
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