HELP New baby chick in egg hatched

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HerculesChicken, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Everyone!!

    We are new to chicken hatching. Here is the story!! We have a black silkie who decided to sit on her eggs so we let her. Well we have ONE egg (out of seven) hatch. The baby is out. We have pics to show. Now the box she is in with her eggs is up high. When should we move her?? Should we keep her in the coop with all the other chickens but on the ground? Or make a seperate area for them??

    HELP!! I dont want anything to happen to the new baby... yet also to keep her sitting on the eggs that SHOULD be hatching soon we hope.


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  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take the new chick inside and put a broody heat lamp on him and put him ina brooder. or put her with the mother as she should be fine/
     
  3. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just put the baby with the mom and see if she hatches out more eggs
    she will take care of it!
     
  4. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she is with the mother under her.... but they are two feet up in a box. I would like to keep her with the mother rather then be alone. So do we move the mother and baby to ground in the coop with all the other chickens? or to a brooder completely separate?
     
  5. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry... we are just at a loss lol
     
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  6. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok... we moved her down below. EGGS AND BABY. She continued to sit and push them all under her so we are guessing we are good so far. Doing lots of praying. Now I just hope no one kills the babies in the coop.
     
  7. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    OH and we saw another egg with a small breakthrough! YAY Another green one. I am guessing that they are MOM (black silkie) and Daddy (Black Silkie Roo) eggs. Not sure if the black silkie will cross with the Polish chicken hens and americaunus as those are also some eggs she has under her.
     
  8. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    well lets hope it goes well
     
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  9. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    OH NO... I went out and found mom abandoned the eggs... baby was out in the middle of the coop... :( UGH! I wish she had never sat on the eggs up so high. So we moved eggs back under her up high. she still has ones to hatch (one that is piping) and baby is in the house under a heat lamp.

    HELP!
     
  10. HerculesChicken

    HerculesChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Baby did well over night under lamp. Peeping all night. Mom stayed on eggs over night and next baby is peeping like crazy underneath. Possibly still in egg. Phew!
     

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