Broodies hatching chicks out in barn do I bring them in the house?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Citychick, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Citychick

    Citychick Songster

    Jan 31, 2007
    I had two silkie and silkie cross hens go broody at the same time and now the eggs are starting to peep do I leave them out with the moms or bring the moms and babies in for a while? It's been in the 20's and 30's every night around here. Thanks
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    I have two pips out in the barn right now [​IMG] It's so hard not to go and check and see if they've hatched yet!!

    My dad hatches pigeons all winter and they don't have half the fuzz as my cochins or your silkies. They'll be fine...they may have to spend more time under mom instead of out frolicking but they'll be fine.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I don't know if you free range or not, but if so it would be a good idea to keep the mamas locked up for a while in the morning, in case there is dew on the ground, so the chicks don't get wet and chilled.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    No need to worry mama hen will take care of them and teach them everything they need to know !! She will also keep them safe !!

    Not a bad idea to keep the contained for a day or 2 in till everyone hatches, just make sure food and water is near by, But if you dont they should be fine.

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