Getting baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickedies, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Chickedies

    Chickedies In the Brooder

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    My name is Kate I am getting chicks and we have a broody chicken (hairy legs) it is really cold outside like 30 will my hairy legs keep them warm all the shealter they have is a bucket which is a being used as a nest will the chicks be ok?
     
  2. Chickedies

    Chickedies In the Brooder

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    What do I do?
     
  3. Chickens_4Life

    Chickens_4Life Chirping

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    Well, can you give me a picture of the bucket? I will be able to tell better.
     
  4. PachecoPeeps

    PachecoPeeps Songster

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    How long has she been broody? When do you plan on giving her the chicks? Do you have a back up brooder in place in case she doesn't accept them or attacks them? How many chicks are you giving her and is she a full size hen or a banty? As long as you don' have too many and she accepts them she should keep them warm.
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Without seeing photos it’s difficult to say but I would give her more than a bucket as that sounds pretty draughty. Provided they are out of the draught, have nesting material and she doesn’t have too many chicks they should all be fine in the 30s. Mom will keep them warm.
     
  6. Chickedies

    Chickedies In the Brooder

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    Nemind when we put the chicks in with her she attacked them!!
     
  7. PachecoPeeps

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    Did you do it at night or in the day? It tends to be easier to do at night. You slip them under her while she sleeps.
     
  8. Chickedies

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    That’s what I did wrong ok thanks but now they are too old the already have most of their feathers but thanks for your help!
     
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