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  1. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    They're cute.
  2. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    Ok. I didn't look at the links.
  3. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    They don't need to be sterile, but they need water available at all times. If you are using water bottle covers, my only concern would be if they upset it or you aren't around to notice when they need to be refilled. You can place paper towels on top of your newspaper, that might help with the...
  4. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    It sounds like you're doing a good job with them...the wood stove is keeping it warm enough for them at around 37, any higher is probably going to make them uncomfortable. I use puppy pads in my brooder and change them daily. Once the chicks become accustomed to eating and drinking, after about...
  5. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    It's up to you, you can use your judgement, but until you can get a heat source I would think it would be best if you could keep it dry.
  6. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    I know you'd like to remove this piece of shell for your chick, but right now you should make sure your chick is warm and dry.
  7. Ruby Rogue

    assisted hatch

    A brooder lamp is a heat lamp. The red bulbs are best. You will need a thermometer under the light source to measure the correct temperature for chicks. It should be between 95-99 degrees for the first week in the warmest area, directly under the lamp. There should also be cooler spots in the...
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