Guess who's a proud papa??? Desperate Dad in NJ

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amazingtree, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. amazingtree

    amazingtree New Egg

    Jul 28, 2007
    Well at New years time I left 2 eggs in the coop and marked them. 4 weeks later guess what happened??????? Never did this before but a very nice hen decided to lay on them and on 2\\03 an Aurucana(?) slash some body else (Pheonix Rooster) popped out. I rescued and have had a single chick in the Kitchen since.It's too cold to put her\\him out and I fear the other 12 will kill her|him

    Now I am a desperate Dad in NJ
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Hey, congrats on the new chick. If the hen wanted to take care of it, I probably would have tried to separate her and let her raise the chick. However, if you keep the chick indoors, you should have a light to keep it warm and starter feed and a waterer for it, same as all chicks. Also, the chick should not be introduced to the others until it is about the same size. I hope this helps you out.

  3. TechEdFireman

    TechEdFireman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats...I hope this happens with my chickens some day.
  4. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2007
    Congratulations on the chick! I hope the others make it....... give that broody hen a treat! [​IMG]

    Good luck!

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