Heat lamp and mixing different age chicks...*PICS

Jencleg

Songster
8 Years
May 5, 2011
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Jasper
As some of you may know, I lost 5 of my 6 chicks Tuesday night due to my carelessness (I know...all my fault) So after the shock we realized just how pitful our 1 lone chick was with her crying so I wanted to try & get her a buddy.

I found a lady that had some chicks for sale, but she only had chicks that were way smaller or way bigger than our lil Lulu so we gambled & bought 2 baby cochins in the hopes of her being so lonley that she would cut them some slack & NOT peck them to death....

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So far so good! She pecked at the smaller one once when we first put them in & then a little later, I checked & she would peck at it's beak but it almost looked like she was grooming her? After a few minutes they were running under her and one actually slept tucked un der her wing. This morning they were all still there & looked healthy. She actually kept trying to step in front of them when I took the picutures this morning.

If she was gonna kill them would she have done it already??

Now for my other question..My chick is NOT used to the lamp anymore and was not too happy with not being able to snuggle down in the dark & sleep, but I know the chicks need the light? Our temps are averaging 93 in the day & 67-69 at night. They are also snuggling under our 7 week old silkie chick...I ended up putting a red light on them & they settled down a little but in they really didnt get much rest. What do I need to do?
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
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Feb 24, 2009
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OOH, that's a toughie......I think with your temps, and the fact that they will snuggle up to your silkie, they will probably be fine without a heat lamp at night, as long as there are no drafts that can reach them.....

If that worries you too much, then really, all you can do is use the red bulb at night......

(Remember, don't be too hard on yourself.....I remember your previous story......
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Take care, and keep us posted! Your chicks are really adoreable!

Sharon
 

Jencleg

Songster
8 Years
May 5, 2011
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Jasper
Thanks Sharon! So if all is well when I get home, do you think she has accepted them or am I headed for more heartbreak?
 

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