What did you like about raising chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BackyardFlock17, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    What was your favorite part about raising chicks? Mine was taking care of them. No matter what went wrong. I'd use my time to help them.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    My favourite part was watching the interaction between the chicks and their broody mum. I have a wonderful Old English Game bantam who loves being a mother, though just for 5 weeks, then she wants to get back to laying (for 6 weeks before going broody again)! I bring her indoors and she will happily hatch or adopt and let's us handle the chicks straight away. Their interactions are so sweet and funny. Even favourite treats are selflessly given to her chicks as she excitedly clucks like a mad chicken.
     
  3. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second wat the thread starter says, it's just such a pleasure to be there for the chicks!
     
  4. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    I took over raising my latest chicks after a broody rejected them. I like how they imprinted on me and I am fascinated by how intelligent they are and how quickly they learn new things. Instead of watching the news which is distressing to me, I watch my chickens, it's much more relaxing.....
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  5. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    So true SueT. I asked our son the other morning if he wanted me to turn on the tv. He told me, "no, I want to watch the chicks". We have one that leaps out as soon as you lift the lid. She loves cuddles (despite being raised by a broody). So she's everyone's favourite!
     
  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love just taking care of those cute little fluffy monsters. The sound of them chirping and when the roosters crow in the morning just seem to make my day complete. I love the egg hunt daily and seeing them catching bugs and grasshoppers. People may think I'm crazy but the smell of the farm and livestock can't be bet.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
  7. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Right! The chicks are so fun to watch.
     

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