chicks hatched while on vacation.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OkapisRule, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on vacation in Florida (from around central Georgia), going home tomorrow, and our hen is hatching chicks. We have a neighbor at home caring for them, what should I tell her to do before we get home?!?
    Please help!!!

    *edit* they are still in the nesting box
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If the nest is off the ground up high they will need to be gathered up and taken somewhere like a wire dog cage or a large cardboard box (with something for the top so she doesn't fly out) for both them and the hen til you get back to take care of them...chick starter and waterer....if you don't put the hen in with them they will need a heatlamp....and out of drafts...

    I personally would put the hen with them...might have to wait til they all hatch...just be careful they don't fall out if up high....
     
  3. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not high enough for them to get hurt, but too high for them to get back up.
     

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