Incubator Chicks in with hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ellie-x-x-x, May 16, 2011.

  1. ellie-x-x-x

    ellie-x-x-x Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive got eggs in the incubator now - so excited... but when they hatch, or if! do i have to raise them under a heat lamp, or can i put them with the older hens??

    thanks!!
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you want to do some reading in the "raising chicks" section of the forum. Deffinitly a heat lamp, chickens can/will canabalize young.
     
  3. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you have a hen that will mother them, they'll have to be in a brooder. Our little brooder is a 50 gallon tote w/a heat lamp. They're in there for about 3 weeks then it's out to the chick house for a while longer. HTH!
     
  4. ellie-x-x-x

    ellie-x-x-x Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! yeah will do. my friends just told me not to bother candling - and to leave the incubator shut but everyone says how important it is to candle. what do you thinkk??
     

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