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chicks on the ground question!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by broodysilkies!?!, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 silkie chicks due 1-1-12 [​IMG] [​IMG] and i was wondering on what day they could be put on the ground (with their mother).



    ALL COMMENTS WELCOME!!!!!

    thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Where are you? Hot or cold? Has mama had chicks before?
     
  3. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm in florida and right now it is still warm.... 1st time broody momma



    thanks for posting [​IMG]
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    When my silkie had her chicks, she kept them inside for 2 days then off she went to the pen and the little ones were running and playing, then they would all get under mom and take a nap and get warm. I was surprised at the amount of time they were out in the cold. But they always had nice warm mom nearby.
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Chickens have survived for thousands of years without our help.
    Just be aware of what can be on the ground... fertilizers, pesticides, the like.
    Is mama hatching them, or did you order from a hatchery?
     
  6. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    momma is hatching.... i just didnt want the chicks to go to far from momma and freeze because it is supposed to get cold tuesday [​IMG]
     
  7. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the Mom is sitting on them she will most likely take them out on day 2.
     
  8. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok sounds good to me lol ..... i am trying my hardest to be a good papa so thanks everybody [​IMG]


    my silkies will be great parents to my new babies!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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