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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by james 505, Dec 6, 2015.
hi can somebody tell me how to care for chicks that just hatched in the incubator
Here's a link. There is a lot more info to search and choose...
Good luck! Let us know if you have any specific questions!
Glad you could join the flock! When they have just hatched they are fine to stay in the incubator for 24 hours to dry off and fluff up.
Once hatch is done and they are dry they can be moved to a brooder that has heat to keep them warm, food and water.
This section of the learning centre has lots of great articles ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Pa2chitown and Yorkshire coop have given you some good links and advice on caring for your newly hatched chicks so I'll just add, please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
Please offer them water only from a shallow dish, with some marbles or clean pebbles in it - to prevent drowning. Babies are not steady on their feet and also fall asleep in the blink of an eye. - sometimes falling head first into water or feed dishes.
For the first few days cover any litter or pine shavings with towel paper to keep the chicks from eating it. Once they know where their feed is, you can remove the towel paper.
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!