how to heat my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by danielab95, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. danielab95

    danielab95 In the Brooder

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    how can i heat my chick i had to separate them as they where getting attacked by the other ones and now i don't have a way of feeding them as i can't get to the shop they are closed right now to but another lamp i have tried using a normal lamp but i can make the light blob face down and the lamp shade isn't reflecting any heat down i am currently using a heat pack but its a bit hard when i have to keep reheating it and i will be going to bed soon i could not risk keeping the two chicks with the others over night as they killed one last night by jumping on it and picking it one of the chicks is 4 days old and the other is 6 days but they are a smaller bread then the rest and the rest are about a week
     
  2. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chirping

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    Would it be possible to put a divider in the brooder so that they're separated but still have equal access to heat?
     
  3. danielab95

    danielab95 In the Brooder

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    I tried that they jump over it
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

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    High high can a 4 day chick jump. Use a higher divider? Piece of cardboard, feed bag, bath towel...Come on man, think!!
     
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  5. danielab95

    danielab95 In the Brooder

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    The week old and the week and half old jump it that's how they killed the other one I used card board didn't work they either get under or jump it
     
  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

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    I see. You're got the right idea using the lamp. When I have a small hatch and don't feel like setting up the big brooders, or have a sick or weak chick, I put them in a cardboard box and bend a goose neck desk lamp over the top of the box. I may have to cut a notch in the side of the box for the lamp to lower enough.
    Maybe you can try something like that with your lamp.
     
  7. danielab95

    danielab95 In the Brooder

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    Ok thank you I also put a hot water bottle on the side of the cardboard box now they are asleep and I think they are warm enough as they are sleeping apart
     

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