I have a chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Big Head Boy, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Big Head Boy

    Big Head Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a new chicken owner. I let one of my hens sit on some eggs and I have a chick this morning. Now What do I do. Help
     
  2. Big Head Boy

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    She still sitting on 4 more eggs.
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Provide a safe environment for the chicks; make sure there isn't someplace where the chick might get trapped. Food (chick starter) and water-not too deep a dish. The hen will keep the chick/s warm and show them how to and what to eat and drink.
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't disturb the hen if she is still brooding the eggs-maybe more will hatch.
     
  5. Big Head Boy

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    Well she only hatched out two so for, but is still sitting on 3 eggs. How long do j let her sit on those 3.
     
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  7. nchls school

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    If you know how to candle eggs, do so to ascertain if more eggs have living chicks in them. If hatched chicks are removed the hen will continue to brood the eggs. Once all eggs have hatched chicks can be returned to the hen. Should the remaining eggs be bad, remove them and the hen will care for the chicks.
     
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