Total newbie question, how to handle?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tororider, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    I am probably picking up four 6 week old chicks today, and was just thinking... I really have no idea how you are supposed to handle/pick up chicks/chickens. So any and all advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    When I hold a chick I pick it up with 2 hands. A hand at the breast, one on the back area to support it. You can pick it up one handed but this is how I do it. I hold it against my arms/chest so it feels secure.
     

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