Advise on raising chicks with the mama hen? LOTS of PICS!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nurseruth, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. nurseruth

    nurseruth New Egg

    Jul 15, 2010
    One week ago I found this awesome BYC site as we cried out for advise. We thought the chick was stuck inside the egg cause we heard cheeping! OK obviously we are total newbies at all things chicken. We were given what i think are 8 Delaware chickens, the rooster was killed 28 days ago, so we let a broody hen sit out the 22 days. Now we have 3 cute chicks. I am using a heat lamp to keep their corner of the coop warm- I worry it may be wrong with a mama hen. I keep it at a height that seems comfortable for the chicks, they play under it and around it, returning to mama for comfort. She seems very calm and comfortable too. I read all the right temp. posts. just don't see many with a mama hen.
    Enjoy the pics! I am loving being a grandma to chicks! share file/
  2. gwill23

    gwill23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2010
    Grangeville Idaho
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    Quote:tried to go see the pic and photbucket wouldn't let me- what you need to do is to click on the image, copy the code and paste it here- the code will be the one for message boards

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