Help NEEDED!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by YMR, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. YMR

    YMR New Egg

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    I was out checking on our girls today and to my surprise found a baby chick! The low outside will be in the 40s. I know that it is too cold for the poor thing. But if I bring it inside and keep it under a light like I have done with our previous chicks, will it be ok? Can a single chick survive? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You must have a broody somewhere....Maybe mama is still sitting on more eggs? You can put one chick in brooder, but it will peep ALOT! They need company....(It will survive though...)
     
  3. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no mother hen taking care of the chick? Anyway, a single chick can certainly be raised under a light and survive.
     
  4. YMR

    YMR New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the advice. I am pretty new to chickens. There is a broody hen who was with her. Would she be ok with then hen outside? We have about 25 hens and 3 roosters. They are all very friendly but I was afraid that they would not like the chick. Our chickens have a large coop and a fenced in area that is about 1/4 acre. I do not think that the chick would go in the coop. It has a 3 inch step to get inside. Should I make a ramp?
     
  5. DebbieF

    DebbieF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will usually seperate the hen with the chick(s) for a week or two. Mom can take care of them and it gives them a chance to get a little bigger and stronger.
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You could get a dog crate and put the momma and baby in it with food and water.
     

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