Advise on raising baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meresa1991, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. meresa1991

    meresa1991 New Egg

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    Aug 8, 2007
    We have 1 rooster and two hens. One of the hens has been sitting for 3 weeks and finally one of her two eggs hatched! So she is now sitting on 1 baby chick and 1 egg. My question, what do I need to do? She is in her house, in her little box. In the house we have water and food. Do I need to put out special baby chick food? Can I trust the rooster around the baby chick? The rooster is 3 months old. Any advise would be appreciated!

    FYI I posted 2 weeks ago and got wonderful and quick advise. Thanks SO Much..you guys were right on!
     
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I have no experience raising chicks with a mommy... but I would keep my eye on that rooster!! (even the other hen)
    Can't do any harm to put some baby food in - although I'm not sure about medicated, if mom decides to eat it as well - stick to un-medicated to be safe.
     
  3. meresa1991

    meresa1991 New Egg

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    The other egg hatched! We now have two babies! Now we have another egg in there. Did she just lay it?
     

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