Frizzle baby question!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by txchickie, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I have a little banty EE hen that hatched out 6 of the cutest frizzle/EE babies that I've ever seen [​IMG] The babies are 6 weeks old now and are getting quite big! With normally feathered chicks, they would be much more feathered out, but the frizzles feather soooo slowly and they're no where even close to being fully feathered.

    The problem is that it's getting down into the lower 20's at night and she can't cover all 6 babies (she's a super small bantam hen). There's always one or two struggling to get under her and I'm afraid I'm going to find a frozen baby in the morning [​IMG] Should I take 2 or 3 of the babies and bring them in and put them in the brooder or will mom manage?
     
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to be safe than sorry. I'd go and put them in a brooder - - - or mabe you could put a light over where mum is to help...in the corner of the nest so they can pile up there if they get cold, or snuggle into mum if they don't
    (edited to add) it depends on how big mum, the babies and the nest is.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009

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