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Age SensitivePlay
Use 'chick' for very young birds, not older ones. 'Chick' implies youth and immaturity. SlideLook at that chick just learning to fly.
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Species SpecificPlay
Though 'chick' usually means baby chickens, it can refer to any baby bird. SlideThe robin fed her chicks in the nest.
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Farming ContextPlay
Associated with farming or raising birds. Use 'chick' when talking about agriculture. SlideThe farmer counted all the new chicks this morning.