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Look At These Cute Baby Chicks! (But Don’t Buy Them)

Look At These Cute Baby Chicks! (But Don’t Buy Them)

Baby chicks are some of the most adorable creatures on the planet. They are tiny, fluffy balls of cuteness. And during this time of year, they get tons of attention. While it might be tempting to get one of these adorable creatures, most of us do not have the knowledge and resources to properly care for them.

According to Adam Goldfarb, director of the Pets at Risk program for The HSUS, “People often don’t realize the level of commitment that these animals require. The animals that people associate with Easter, like chicks and baby rabbits, have complex social and nutritional needs. They can’t be caged continuously or relegated to the basement or garage.”

However if you genuinely do want to invest the time and resources into raising an adorable baby chick into a full-grown chicken, really take the time to research the topic and assess if having a chicken is feasible for you. Homeowners with plenty of yard space and even city dwellers have adopted chicken companions and have enjoyed the benefits of hyperlocal, cruelty-free eggs. The urban chicken movement is gaining steam and with this increased interest has come a wealth of information and resources. Bottom line: chicks are a commitment and that decision should be taken seriously.

Whew, PSA over. Now it’s time for cuteness! While many people associate “chicks” with chickens or ducks, we decided to celebrate baby birds of all kinds in this cute chick extravaganza (and when you’re done, don’t forget to check out some adorable bunny photos.) Enjoy!

 

These two have the owl stare down to a science.

 

Emperor penguins are known for the astonishing journey they take to mate and care for their adorably fuzzy chicks.

 

King penguin chicks, on the other hand, have luxurious fluffy brown coats.

 

Before turning their signature pink, flamingo babies start out a soft white.

 

Guess which bird starts with this spotted down? Seagulls!

 

We know storks bring babies, but who brings baby storks?

 

Baby emu fact of the day: According to Australian Aboriginal mythology, the sun was created by throwing an Emu’s egg into the sky.

 

“Are you my mother?”

 

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Cutest Animal Moms
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12:52AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

Very sweet. Thanks.

12:24AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

For reasons that I certainly will never understand, many humans feel compelled to give their children young animals...which all the more ironic because this is usually done when the children are so young that they are little more than young animals. Don't give your children pets until you know with certainty that they understand how to care for those animals and especially be sure that they understand why they shouldn't harm those animals. A great deal of animal cruelty in this country happens because parents refuse to parent and turn a blind eye to the reality that their children are little savages with no empathy for the poor rabbits, chicks, or other pets that are within their reach.

11:44PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Those are baby Duckling! Not Baby Chicks! (Top Picture)

11:31PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Thank you

8:54PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Awww what a cuties :)

8:06PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

People should not buy chicks unless they are committed to caring for the adult chickens they will become!

7:31PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

cute

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5:55PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

sweet...thx!

5:27PM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

Chicks are fluffy and interesting but people need the time and resources to look after them properly. I don' see many people bringing home baby chicks unless they want to have them in their yard and obtain eggs.

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