We were given a momma hen and 4 baby chicks, she looks to be an Ameracauna(SP) and the daddy was a HUGE black Orphington. The lady said to let them free range so we made her a wonderful little nest in the barn in a safe warm cubby area under a storage cabinet and she seemed to like it quite allot. We just assumed our Great Pyrs would keep predators away even if they weren't in with her... Well she's gone, nothing left but feathers Now we have 4 baby mutt chicks and don't know how to take care of them! They are in the livingroom in a HUGE dog kennel with hay and a heat lamp... How do we assure they don't get too warm under the heat lamp? They are at least a week old, the woman didn't know for sure as the mom was hiding for awhile ... Is there anything we should feed them besides chick starter (we are going to get some soon) is there anything else they need? When can they get kitchen scraps? Would a small dish of water suffice to keep them hydrated? (I know we'll hav to clean it constantly but that's OK) pics of them are below, maybe you can guess their age and sex?