This is our first year raising chickens. The coop is almost finished. I started with 2 red pullets and 2 runner ducks. All 4 are roughly 8 weeks old now if I recall correctly.
My husband hasn't been on the bandwagon with the whole "farm" idea but he's getting attached to the older birds. Today he brought home a surprise. A chick. I think, from online photos it's about 3 days old or a week. I'll figure out how to post a picture on here for ya'll. But, I'm terrified it's gonna die.
We have no heat lamp. I saw on several forms about using rice in a sock to generate heat or a heating pad. I've not used the pad because I saw that can hurt it's feet. My son already named this critter too so I'm just hoping it lasts through the next week and doesn't die...I'm so sorry I probably sound ignorant but I'm just clueless with the baby on what to do. I did have chick starter given so that's a plus.
PS It's currently in the bathtub, in a plastic container with rice socks well ventilated. Heat is on too. I figured it's a small enough room hopefully it will stay warm throughout the night although hubby will be uncomfy. (Serves the buggar right in my opinion) as it's 55 degrees right now outside.