Can chicks that are a few days old be left alone all day?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coffee4Me, May 25, 2010.

  1. Coffee4Me

    Coffee4Me Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to be getting my first 6 chickens in a day or two. I am keeping them in a cardboard box brooder for the time being. Is it all right to leave them in the brooder from eight in the morning until about eight at night for one day?
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    As long as the box is spacious enough, they have a heat source, food and water, it should be fine.
     
  3. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Asher - just be sure your heat source is in a safe position over the cardboard box.
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  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I had to leave mine every day, all day because I work full time. They did just fine.

    Do make sure they have maybe two different sources of water in case they mess one up. Also, heed the other posters advice about the heat lamp.
     
  5. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made my cardboard box big enough so they can have the heat, or get away from the heat as needed while I was gone. Other than that, give them their basic necessities and you'll be good [​IMG]

    Just remember they need to be able to have the heat or get away, you can cook them.
     

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