TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Are you thinking about gifting someone a baby chick as an Easter gift? If so, you might want to think again. D & B Supply is warning consumers about the consequences of buying them as a present.
Animal Health Associate Rebecca Klimes said they sometimes see people coming in wanting to buy the little chicks as an Easter gift. However, Klimes does not recommend doing that.
"They’re super cute baby chicks of course, they’re fluffy, but really, they do not make good pets. They do grow up to be full-sized chickens, and chickens, even if they don’t seem like it now, they are farm animals and they should be treated as such," she said.
Klimes said taking care of a chicken can require a lot of work.
"Baby chicks are very fragile, they’re very sensitive and they’re not the strongest creatures in the world when they’re first born. They do require lots of warmth and hydration in order to get them through their first few weeks of life," she explained.
Before D & B Supply sells the chicks, they make sure consumers are educated on all of what is required to take care of them.