Backyard Farming

Why you shouldnโ€™t buy your children a baby bunny, chicks or ducks for Easter

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพAs someone that has raised chicks, ducks and rabbits both as a young person and as an adult let me offer you some advice on baby bunnies, chicks and ducks.

๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ†Baby bunnies, ducks and chicks look cute, but remember they grow up into a full size animal requiring a 5-10 year commitment. Chicks and ducks grow up to be medium/large size birds. Educate yourself on breeds and their characteristics before you make a pet purchase.

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ† ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผChicks and ducks need more than the cardboard box that they come in from the store. Chickens and ducks require a safe area and need to be protected from predators like dogs, cats, foxes, raccoons, large birds and opossums. Some HOA also, do not allow chickens or ducks in a residential area.

๐ŸฐSome breeds of rabbits are not very friendly or social.

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆ†Chicks and baby ducks are messy and required daily cleaning.

๐ŸฐRabbits often times donโ€™t make good pets for small children because they donโ€™t want to be held.

๐Ÿ“Some breeds of chicks turn into not so friendly chickens that peck or will even chase a child or other pets.

๐ŸฐRabbit pens require daily cleanings.

๐Ÿ“Chicks can carry diseases and germs.

๐ŸฐRabbits can bite and scratch when they feel threatened or upset.

Having a cute pet for a photo opportunity for your children might seem life a fun thing to do, but please consider if you are able to commit to chickens, ducks or rabbits. For the welfare of the animal and the happiness of your family make a smart decision.

โŒAbandonment or turning an animal you buy into the wild shouldnโ€™t be an option as pet chickens, ducks and rabbits canโ€™t survive there. In addition dying baby chicks or ducks like an Easter egg is cruel๐Ÿ˜•I love my pets and it always makes me sad at this time of the year how many seasonal pets get abandoned or mistreated.๐•€๐•— ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช ๐•ค๐•ก๐•–๐•”๐•š๐•—๐•š๐•” ๐•ข๐•ฆ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•š๐•ค๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•”๐•œ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•“๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐•ก๐•๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•– ๐•—๐•–๐•–๐• ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•–๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ค๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ž๐•– ๐•’ ๐”ป๐•„.