chick adoption

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stroudy36, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. stroudy36

    stroudy36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a broody hen which i put 2 one week old chicks under she looked after them for 2 days but now is no longer interested she doesnt ataack them ( except gentle pecking) but doesnt sleep with them or show them the ropes. So to speak they are eating and drinking will they be ok
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't be OK as they need
    Heat untill there atleast 6 weeks old
    Take them away and put them in a browser with a heat lamp
    Or eletric hen
    Goodluck with it
     
  3. stroudy36

    stroudy36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have no where to keep at ho.e they at an allotment with no electric . they seem to be running around happy. Not to bothered would a second option be keeping nesting box with them in inside greenhouse for added warmth
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The greenhouse woukd get much to hot
    How long are they without heat?
    And what is the air temp during the day and night?
     
  5. stroudy36

    stroudy36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pottering about outside all day with no issues it an average at moment of 18 during day maybe 10 at night. There has to be a way around this
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be best to have a heater of some sort
    How long are they off heat now?
     
  7. stroudy36

    stroudy36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no access to electric for a heater they have been off heat for bout 2 days
     
  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok then if it's that long
    They should be ok
    Goodluck with them
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope your chicks will continue to do well. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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