do you think it will be ok?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stumble_n_mumble, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    hey guys. i have a broody hen and her 1 one week old chick inside right now. the temperature has dropped to 50 during the days here.... once the chick has plenty of feathers i was planning on moving them back outside.... do you think they'll adjust by then im not sure what to do because this is the first time im letting a broody do her thing (which is the BEST and most AWESOME way) lol anyway i need some professionals opinions [​IMG]
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I leave all my broodies and babies outside no matter how cold. My very first broodies hatched chicks in late November one year and the nighttime temps were in the single digits - didn't lose a single chick. I've got broodies raising chicks outside now - I'd toss them both outside!
     
  3. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    I think it would be worse for them to get use to the temps in the house & then be put back outside. If your broody has a nice place to get in out of the wind & weather everything should be fine.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I'd decide where I want her to keep the chicks at night (thinking predator protection and wind), lock her and the chicks there for a couple of nights, then let them go. Mama has a built in down coat that will keep them warm. I much prefer them to get used to the cold so a power failure does not throw them into shock.

    Good luck!
     
  5. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    thanks. i just was worried because it is just one chick... also where her "nest" is on a ramp up to the house and the chick cant jump any of the ledges in or out... lol i was worried the mom would go to fast and leave the baby alone... [​IMG] idk i dont want them in the house all winter but i just like to know that they can get their food water and be comfy inside... haha.. also i have 2 rabbits that run lose in the pen where the mom would be... i was worried theyd jump the chick lol
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd worry too so I'm no help lol. Chick would need to be able to get in on her own and shouldn't be around the rabbits until she's older. I've known some rabbits to be aggresive or maybe defensive so no, I wouldn't have them around the rabbits.
     
  7. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    im gonna have to work on attaching a little pen to the side of the house and just have her with the house. idk ill have to figure something out... i love this little baby to death and would hate to have ANYTHING happen to it [​IMG]
     

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