chicks tomorrow...!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spoolin, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my partridge rock has gone broody and tomorrow saturday is d-day! what should i do? the nest is about a foot from he ground, what happens if the babies jump off or how would they get down? and do i need to feed them something specific? i'm so ancsuce(sp?)!!!!
    thank you spoolin
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Once one hatches, it would be best to move to a seperate area so the other birds don't attack the chicks. Keep something else in mind too. Baby chicks bounce. I had one fall about 3 feet and it got up and peeped at me, like WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?? Scared the peewaddin outta me, but I learned they can fall and be ok.
     
  3. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so they dont need any special food?
     
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:and if you see them bounce from the 'how it's made' video you'd be amazed...they fling them here and there and everywhere!
     
  5. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some hatched today!!
     
  6. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else seen the ad for the new Disney movie "Earth"?

    They show a baby wood duck jumping about 10 feet down to the ground from its nest box! lol
     
  7. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I SAW THAT! that was kool but FREEKY!
     
  8. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should i feed them something specific?
     
  9. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Do you have chick starter? While you have mom and babies separatedfrm the rest of the flock, the mom will probably eat it as well as her own food, but that's okay. The chicks really need the protein.

    Congrats on your new babies! [​IMG]
     
  10. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright guys, she got down from the nest, and left acouple of eggs in there. is there any way i can hatch them? i dont have an incubator.
     

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