First Chick ever at Farm Top Vineyards

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by luvmypets, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So a hen was being extremely broody and every day I gave her food and water. Three days ago I went to give the hen water and a little tan chick came out of her feathers. [​IMG]

    My questions are should we help or should we let nature take its course.

    Thanks luv my pets
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I am not exactly sure what you mean about helping. The hen and chick(s) should have food and water available so that both of them can eat and drink. Are they in your coop or someplace safe on ground level, and a place for her to nest with the chick? You can leave the chick with her and she should take care of it, usually the other chickens will leave them alone.
     
  3. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. She and the chick are in a nesting box about a foot off the ground. Should we put them in something else.
     
  4. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the chick and its mom
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  5. girlsrock

    girlsrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! Very sweet, thanks for sharing pic!
     
  6. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ik soo cute we call it peeps
     
  7. girlsrock

    girlsrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Perfect! Perfect little Peeps!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Cute little chick, fluffy little guy. If the nest is a foot off the ground, once the chick gets out it won't be able to get back in, you need to make someplace where the chick can get to, or put a ramp or steps or something up.
     
  9. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks my dad said we should put a ramp up
     
  10. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok soo the chick and his mom moved out of the box so what do we. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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