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2 week old chick ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelly, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. kelly

    kelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this one chick that hatched in my first try at hatching. OK he's 2 weeks old now, his feathers are coming in, on his wings and tail. He tries to fly and acts crazy. LOL For a brooder I have him in this big box my grandson's power wheels truck came in, so he has plenty of room but like this morning when I got got up he had dumped over both his waterers. Hes very active! He's under the carport now with a screen on top, heat lamp etc. I have hardware wire to make him a cage, pen whatever until he gets bigger. What I'm wondering is should I make the cage and put him in the backyard by the other chickens or put the cage in the pen with the others or what? Should I put him back in the brooder at nights or fix the pen up with the heat lamp and leave him in the backyard all night? Its gotten into the 40's at nights here then the next night only the 60's so we are having crazy weather. Thanks for any help.

    Kelly
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    It sounds like he is still to young to run with the other chickens ...I would make a small cage to set inside the coop at night and maybe a bigger 1 to keep him in during the day...I have done this before to intergrate new chickens to the flock and when he is about 4 to 5 weeks old he should be fine then. Good luck
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I would still be keeping him in a brooder with a heat lamp...thats awfully cold at nights for a 2 week old chick to be without and especially if he is a lone chick.....he is by far too young to be out with the others...thats my opinion...you could keep his cage with a heat lamp close to where your other chickens are tho so they can see him and him them...might settle him/her down some....all chicks run,jump and try to fly and knock over their waters and feed..lol
     

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