Are You and Your family Considering Keeping Chickens As Pets?
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If you don't already have chickens as pets, here are some helpful tips to bring the little critters closer to you and your family;
Gently Hold and Cuddle Every Day
Hold and cuddle your baby chicks gently from their very first days of life, but be careful not to over do it as newborn chicks are fragile and you can hurt them.
As your chicks get older, you can handle them more frequently, but always be gentle and affectionate.
Hand feed your chicks as you hold them and cuddle them. Keep up the hand feeding and handling all through their lives; every day.
Good “Rules of Thumb" for Choosing a Pet Chicken
Excellent Chicken Breeds for Pets
If your family is gentle and loving when raising baby chicks and they are well treated, you will be able to build a loving, trusting bond with your new pets.
When trust is firmly established, chickens raised as pets do not tend to run away as much. They are able to enjoy stroking and cuddling with those who have truly built their trust of human contact. They will follow you around, seek your company and even nap in your lap.
Baby chicks are gentle precocious creatures and they are very fun to watch and quite nice to have around.
Keeping chickens as pets is great for those who love its very sociable nature.
Teach Your Children
When raising backyard chickens, it's a terrific idea to get your kids involved in caring for your family’s baby chicks. This helps them to develop a bond with the chicks and also teaches them the responsibility that comes from caring for a pet.
Children and chickens can be a great combination but you need to be sure to educate yourself so you are able to teach your children how to properly and gently hold and feed your baby chicks.
Raising chickens as pets is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience that we're sure you and your family will enjoy.