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Don't raise Chicks with Broody hens if your that scared of your Cats.?...I never worry..My Cat is a hunter..She kills Bush rabbits, Magpies, squirrels and song birds....Never one of my Chicks..smile.png

I didn't have anything to do with it except try to provide them a safe space. Chicks happen, apparently.


Sorry...I did my best to explain how to handle Broody Hens and Chicks....You never took any info as real and implied them....Sorry but I do know how Chickens operate and they are total beasts...wink.png


Best wishes..smile.png...I wish things went better..wink.png


Also....Chicks do not just happen if the care giver is not letting it happen..wink.png
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Hi! I really need help too, this might not be relevant, but I'm picking up a 1 day old African gosling this evening, I need to know what temp to keep him at, what to feed him? Does he need a pool? I have chicks in the brood right now, ranging from 1-2 weeks, any and all help would be appreciated

Post in the Goose threads...smile.png...Way more help their than under this..sad.png
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Sorry...I did my best to explain how to handle Broody Hens and Chicks....You never took any info as real and implied them....Sorry but I do know how Chickens operate and they are total beasts...wink.png

Best wishes..smile.png...I wish things went better..wink.png

 

 I don't see that there's a serious problem. Some issues to work out, yes, but the chick will grow up and become part of the flock. I appreciate all of your help.

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This is the routine now.

 

Take the chick out of her coop in the evening and put her in the cage in the main coop. It's next to the roost and at the same height, so she gets a feel for roosting with the flock. She used to run and scream when I tried to catch her in her coop, but though she still does that to an extent, she jumped onto my hand last night and stayed there. I hold her and comfort her inside the main coop while all of the others watch as she cheeps. Last night the mother actually let out some sort of verbal acknowledgment of her.

 

In the morning I let her go with the others to feed them. She scrambles around a bit then heads towards her run. This morning she was a bit more curious about things outside before going inside. As she gets bigger, I'll leave the gate to her run open, and she can do what she wants.

 

I wish she had another chick companion, but she seems pretty content. I conduct flock feeds outside her pen 2-3 times a day so that she gets some company, and tell her that they all came by to see her.

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Sounds like you have things under control...smile.png

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what do they eat?
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