baby chicks/ sever wheather?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our baby chicks hatch 1 week ago under our broody hen, lately since yesterday there been severe wheather down in Fresno, the wind literally took down one of our trees and the rain has been pouring.. I went to check on my chicks and hen so far there all very active when it comes to feeding time and when they get a little to cold they run under momma hen. The wheather is suppose to start clearing up on Sunday but, will the chicks be well?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Are your hen and chicks in a coop? If your hen has a dry sheltered area out of the bad weather to stay in with the chicks, they should be fine.
     
  3. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, if the chicks are with their mom then they should be fine as the chicks natural instinct is to hide under their mother when they are cold or scared.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Be sure the inside of the coop is dry for them.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    I agree with the other posters. As long as they stay with momma, the babies should be fine. Just make sure they stay in a nice dry, windless area.

    Good luck with your broody momma and babies!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The chicks should be fine as long as they are kept dry. That's the beauty of having a broody hen to care for them.
     
  7. gander007

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