Need advice on caring for 3wk old pullet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pixiedouglas, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Songster

    I'm trading my salmon faverolle rooster for a pullet tomorrow. I'll pick her up around 10:30ish am and not get her home until probably 3ish. I'm planning to put a little lovey in the box and a little food so she's not lonely. I'll offer her water a few times. I'm leaving her under my desk at work until I can leave for the day. Should I have a little heater near by to keep it warm, she'll be out from under the warming lamp for awhile and I'm worried about her getting cold. [​IMG] I'll make sure she doesn't have any drafts.
  2. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    My 3 week old pullets are outside already during the day. In a grow out coop at night with a light.
  3. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Songster

    That's good to hear. It's pretty warm in my office, so hopefully she'll be ok. I'll have a thermo in with her so if she seems cold I can turn on a little space heater for a little bit.
  4. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I think she will be just fine. Congrats, that was a good trade.
  5. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    Placerville, CA
    I'd be more worried about her peeping and announcing to the whole office that I had a chicken under my desk. I'd take a cat carrier or find some sort of mesh lid for your box or she'll be on the loose. If you are at all worried about heat you can fill a water bottle with warm water and place it in the box with her. It might help her snuggle down and nap, even if she's not cold. Good Luck. Congrats!

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