START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

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?”

 

More Cute Animal Pics:
So You Want to Adopt a Bunny?
Cutest Animal Moms
Love Animal Style: Cutest Cuddling Critters

Read more: Less Common Pets, Nature, Nature & Wildlife, Pets, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Healthy Living Editors

Healthy Living offers more than 10,000 ways for you to improve your life, your home, your community, and even the world. From the latest healthy and green news to simple DIY tips, our informative and inspirational content empowers you to make a difference.

392 comments

+ add your own
5:35AM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

The seagull chicks look quite fascinating. It would be fascinating to see an Emu chick in their natural environment.

11:19AM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

The critters clog the toilet when flushed.

4:09PM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

Just like rabbits, these animals are given to children as Easter gifts. People, do you understand......giving a toddler a live, sentient being as a gift is just a recipe for disaster. Usually the child will grow bored, and that rabbit no longer has a home. Or they aren't cared for properly. DON'T GET AN ANIMAL IF YOU DON'T EDUCATE YOURSELF ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT.

9:10PM PDT on Jun 24, 2014

NOTED SIGNED AND SHARED. T R.

9:21PM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

Very cute, and some good points in this article.

1:28AM PDT on Jun 1, 2014

Yes very cute and adorable and later they grow up into a lovely roast chicken.

9:14PM PDT on May 31, 2014

So cute!

6:20AM PDT on May 24, 2014

Beautiful , great Picture ....

7:11PM PDT on May 15, 2014

As I first looked at this picture, I said, but that's a baby duckling!

11:49AM PDT on May 12, 2014

Baby seagull! Oh how cute. Good advice for compulsive purchasers. Thanks for sharing.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Very nice post on one of my favorite subjects. Excellent points and great advice throughout. Thank…

...and here I thought it was because I was being summoned by my Ancestors. You know, they like to co…

Too true!

A lot of chronic conditions can land you on disability, or you could end up having them once you are…

Sometimes unlikely friendships are the best and most meaningful, especially when it comes to animals…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.