In the Brooder
- Mar 30, 2019
I came home from work to find a few chicks peaking out from under one of my hens. I look down and i see two chicks had been dropped out of the nesting box hatched & struggling. i picked them up got all of the ants off of them and immediately took them inside & placed them under a heat lap. I walk back out to find a chick halfway out of the egg. One of my other hens was pecking it so he/she may be injured, also the poor baby has few feathers compared to the other two. I run it inside because he was covered in ants and there was blood so i ran turned the sink on and placed him under warm water he started to move around so i helped remove the cracked egg remaining and put him with the other two chicks. i go back out to find another egg not hatched but cracked so i placed it under heat too. Now what? Do i need to feed them? i have them in a basket, is that okay? How can i help them survive? I panicked when i saw the other chickens pecking them i have no clue what i’m doing or if what i did was right. Please anyone give me some advice! is the heat lamp too far away?