Just hatched. What to feed and water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Duesy, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Duesy

    Duesy Hatching

    Jun 3, 2008
    I just hatched my first chick in the coop. Can I leave it with the hen? The nesting box is approx 2 ft off of the floor of the coop, so I don't know what I need to do as far as water and food go for the chick. Can it get down from the box? I have only ever bought chicks and reared then inside.
    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.[​IMG]
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    you need to put the hen and the chick at ground level away from everyone else. Provide food and water close by. Does she have more eggs? you have to make sure she is taking care of the chick.

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