1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My hen hatched out very first chick :) Q's

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spiral_72, May 20, 2011.

  1. spiral_72

    spiral_72 Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Apr 19, 2010
    Chesnee, SC
    Real quick: My hen hatched a little one yesterday!


    Does she feed and water the little one somehow? Or do I have to put food and water out there the chick can get to??

    The food, the chick can get to inside the coop... But the water is a 3gal unit raised off the ground OUTSIDE, therefore the chick can't get water. Will the mother bring in water in her beak or somehthing???



    Thank you!
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    No she won't bring it water,you will have to make or buy a small waterer for the chick to drink from.
     
  3. spiral_72

    spiral_72 Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    32
    Apr 19, 2010
    Chesnee, SC
    Alright, thank you! I'll do that tonight!



    The little chick is cute man... running around the hen... never more than 4" from her. HA!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,648
    5,230
    576
    May 11, 2010
    The broody won't feed the the chick like avians do, but she'll take it out and show the baby how to forage. Make sure you have food and water available that the chick can get to. Good luck with the little guy!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by