haven't seen babies since yesterday

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by frankenchick, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    I put chicks under one of my hens Tues. night. Weds. morning, I moved them all down to a brooder on the floor (mama included).

    I haven't actually seen the chicks since yesterday; I don't think mama is eating all that chick starter, but it's kind of creepy not to see/hear anything. Should I look under her and make sure all is well? Mama puffs up and does those little cluck-cluck-clucks like she's got little ones, but I am concerned.

    I forgot ... mama pooped in the brooder (an old dog kennel). I tried to let her out early today, but she didn't want to go. In the evening, there was an enormous splotz. I cleaned it out, but is that normal? I don't recall her doing that last spring.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Well, if you decide to look, wear gloves or ovenmitts! [​IMG]
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    If you're worried you should look, but wait until dark and sneak your hand under. [​IMG]

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