hen having chicks...what next?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by elite8, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. elite8

    elite8 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok...so i decided to go ahead and let her sit on some eggs. It's been about 3 wks now so they could start hatching any time now. Never done this before. Do I need to get chick feed?What will I need to get? How well can she take care of them and in what ways will I need to assist? They are in a raised nest box. How and when will they need to come down? Vitals...feed, water, warmth. What do I need to do? Thanks for your help
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Yes get some chick feed and separate her from your main flock and put the chick feed on the feeder and get a small waterer. I would put a ramp to the nest box or set it on the ground. Pretty much mama hen will do the rest! What type of chickens are they?

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