I had two chicks hatch under a week a go and today their mum died.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nicholamarie, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. nicholamarie

    nicholamarie New Egg

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    I took them away from her body and have placed them in a carry cage in the airing cupboard. They have a warm hat to snuggle in and access to water and chick crumbs. Will this be warm enough for tonight? I have no other heating elements until tomorrow! All help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. nicholamarie

    nicholamarie New Egg

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    I have never had to hand raise before and am nervous :)
     
  3. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 days old they need around 100 degrees.
     
  4. nicholamarie

    nicholamarie New Egg

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    Will they be okay just for one night? I have no other means of heating as this has never happened before, I have bred for years but always had mother hen do all the work.
     
  5. Myrth

    Myrth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have a heating pad or even a hot water bottle? Do you have an incandescent light bulbs?
     
  6. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A regular light bulb lamp will work (not flourescent), or a heating pad as another poster mentioned. You just need to make sure they can move out of the heat when they get warm enough.
     
  7. nicholamarie

    nicholamarie New Egg

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    I have a heat mat but no thermostat so I don't want it to over heat as it is for snakes. No bulbs I'm afraid and the container they are in till tomorrow is too small for a hot water bottle.
     
  8. nicholamarie

    nicholamarie New Egg

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    They previously lived outside with their mum
     
  9. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put them in your bath tub on a towel with the heat mat on one end. They can move on or off of the heat mat as they desire to regulate their temperatures. Close the bathroom door so that they can't escape and nothing happens to them.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, nicolamarie, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Good luck to you and your birds!
     

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