Leaving new chicks alone

patrolman490

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 30, 2009
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We've had the new chicks for almost a week now and they are doing great. Question? Would it be ok to leave them alone in brooder for a day or two if supplied with enough food and water. Don't really want to do it but may have no choice.

Thanks
 

basicliving

Keepin' the sunny side up
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
938
17
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
Hi patrolman490. I don't know what kind of setup you've got for your brooder, but I wouldn't have been comfortable leaving mine when they were only one week old. I had to change their water every couple of hours because they made such a mess with it and I worried about the heat lamp. But, if you have no choice, then there's really nothing else you can do.

I would just make certain the heat lamp is safe with stable temps, and there is plenty of water available and enough food.

Best of luck!
Penny
 

RL

Songster
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
222
2
109
Oak Point, TX
I find it best to hang the waterier high enough so the chicks can just reach the water and get a drink. It seems to stay cleaner that way and it also gives them more room to run around. Same with the feeder.
 

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