Just hatched some baby chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chookielookie, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Chookielookie

    Chookielookie New Egg

    Feb 10, 2014
    My Silkie Bantams have just hatched some bought fertilised eggs. 3 out of the 6 so far. Naked neck silkie bantams X Frizzles X Aracunas. We are going to have some weird looking chickens! I am worried about how to get the baby chicks to the chick feed as the nesting boxes are about 2 inches above the nesting area. I have created a little ramp for them out of wood and carpet. Can chicks get their toenails stuck in carpet? So new to all of this!
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    I'm not sure I'd use a ramp at all. You'd be surprised at just how much the chicks will be able to move around. And yes, their toes might get stuck.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the hatch! Their toenails may get stuck in the carpet, so I'd swap that for something else. I usually put a piece of plank in front of the nest box for the first few days, as a step. After a week or so they'd be able to get in and out of there easily.

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