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Is it too high?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tanichca, May 30, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    So i'm planning to get some baby chicks in the next two days. They will be put in with a broody hen, but she prefers to nest in a box (about 1 sq.foot) thats about two feet off the ground. If the babies fall out, will this hurt them? Should I try to move her to the ground?
  2. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Hmmm. I have no experience with broodies, put an ordinary chick would not like that height, if you could get it flush with the ground that would probably be best.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I would move her to the ground. Even if the chicks make it down, they won't be able to make it back up.

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