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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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8:30AM PDT on Mar 25, 2015

Cute! Thank you for sharing

11:40PM PDT on Mar 20, 2015

You learn something every day at Care2. I had no idea seagull chicks started out spotted. They're pretty cute!

7:20AM PDT on Mar 11, 2015

can't have urban chickens here, but I know of at least one city that allows it.

6:29AM PST on Jan 30, 2015

cute

9:19AM PST on Jan 6, 2015

Cute DUCKS in the first photo.

9:02AM PST on Jan 6, 2015

Thanks for the photos.

12:39PM PST on Jan 2, 2015

Cute pictures, thank you for sharing.

8:35PM PST on Dec 29, 2014

I prefer chicks who are brought up naturally by their mother, but a friend used to get healthy chickens from eggs using an incubator.

7:48AM PDT on Sep 22, 2014

Every year my mother got my brother and I baby chicks for Easter and after a few months they would just disappear. I found out when I was older she would get tired of taking care of them and give them to a friend of hers that had a farm. I guess that isn't the worst thing that could have happened to them, but what a waste. Just give your children a stuffed chick; it's so much more humane, both to the animal and the child.

8:15AM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

sweet:):) thank you

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