I hope people will learn from my mistake..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tadpole98, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    I put too much straw in with my broody hen and her half a week old chicks, i didnt think i put too much, but when the momma scratched in it for food it really was too much. it fluffs it up and it multiplies!! [​IMG]
    well i went out the next morning and one of the chicks wandered out into the straw (im assuming all this) and then the hen pecked and scratched and the chick got lost in the fluff and froze/suffocated to death.
    Its confusing, but for those with a broody hen that hatched a chick, be wary not to put too much straw in, less is better.
  2. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, so sorry [​IMG]. I wouldn't have thought of that, but I will now! Thanks for posting.
  3. ChickenOfTheC

    ChickenOfTheC Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    That is just awful. Thank you for sharing. Did the hen have any other chicks?
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't have thought of that either. I've had the occasional crazy thing happen too that I just didn't see coming, very frustrating.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  6. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    she hatched out three in all, so she still has two others. Thank goodness she still has those, with all the trouble she went through to hatch them. She went broody under a wheelbarrow and popped out with them 20 days later, i found her nest and its a long story, but im glad she has the others

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