buff orpington

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragzard, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. dragzard

    dragzard New Egg

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    hi just wondering if any one can help we have 3 one day old chicks 2 of them are very quiet where as about half an hour ago the other one started chirping and wont be quiet is this normal?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Do they have enough heat? Temperatures should be 90 in the brooder the first week. Make sure they have room to get away from the lamp if they are too hot. The only reason I've seen chicks chirp incessantly at this age is because they are cold or can't find their hatch mates.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Also :welcome !

    Glad to have you aboard :D
     
  4. dragzard

    dragzard New Egg

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    they are all sat together apart from the noisy one who keeps racing up and down the brooder the temp is 95
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would lower the temp. 95 would have my chicks panting.

    Do they have room to get out of the heat?
     
  6. dragzard

    dragzard New Egg

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    yes there is room for them to get out of the heat the brooder is a maino mini happy chick brooder heat box with the lamp up one end with the other 2 chicks sat under it either sides
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I really don't know then. Hopefully the chick will settle down. How long have you had them?
     
  8. dragzard

    dragzard New Egg

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    they hatched just over a day ago
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    How long have they been in the brooder? Sometimes they won't settle down right away. Usually they do..
     
  10. dragzard

    dragzard New Egg

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    they have been in a couple of hours they all seemed pretty content up untill about 45 mins ago they had some food (hard boiled egg) and a bit of water
     

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