Chicks with the hen in the winter will they survive?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by goldmoth, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. goldmoth

    goldmoth New Egg

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    i have two broody Bantam Bramas and it seems they may have hatched a chick or two. Our temperatures at night are in the 20-30's should I put the heat lamp on? Will the chicks survive? the two hens won't let me near or look at the chicks unless I were to pull them off the nest? will they be okay with the hens?
     
  2. BantamNest

    BantamNest Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched chicks last month. I would recommend keeping the chicks and broodies inside if you aren't already. They don't technically need heat if they have a mother, but it will make it easier for them to run around instead of staying under the broody. I would recommend a heat lamp.
     
  3. goldmoth

    goldmoth New Egg

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    I will put the lamp on, it's a small coop....I only have 4 chickens 3 hens and a rooster . Two nesting boxes. Two of the hens are sitting on the chicks. The other hen and rooster are in the nesting box next two them in the same little house is this okay? They all are friendly to each other. This won't hurt the chicks?
     
  4. goldmoth

    goldmoth New Egg

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    Theses are my first chickens I really worry about them and I'm not sure what to do!
     
  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    See how they react to the babies. Mine have always been fine with babies.
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Oh and could we get pictures?? We all love chick pics!!
     
  7. goldmoth

    goldmoth New Egg

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    I have a red heat lamp in there but earlier when I put it on, the chickens would go outside later they would go in so I don't know if it was too warm, this was before they were broody and chicks were hatched. It comes on when it goes below 35 degrees I believe. J will turn it on if you think it's better for the chicks.
     
  8. goldmoth

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    I will send pictures if they will let me see them, I have only seen some egg shells, the two hens are very protective at the moment.
     
  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I would let the light go on and off
     
  10. chickengr

    chickengr Overrun With Chickens

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    there are so many accidents with the lamps in the coops. I wouldn't do it. I have a broody with the 2 chicks, they are ok so far. if you can put them inside at night would be better. if not just leave them with the broody.
     

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