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new babies - nervious

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Asgard Farms, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so I picked up my 12 new chicks from ideal today. 6 Black Sex Links and 6 Production Reds.

    Live about 45 mins from them in TX

    They are outside in the hen house with a heat lamp. they are not huddled together. Just kinda snuggled together in clumps.

    So far it seems to be holding at right around 90d in there.

    They have food and water.

    Have I done everything I can for them?

    they are just so little - I am scared they are all going to die overnight [​IMG]

    help

    Patti
    (new chick mommy)
     
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    sounds like you are doing everything right. [​IMG]
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they day-olds? If they're not huddled altogether for heat, then they're fine. Relax and enjoy them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are less than a day old.

    I think they were hatched this morning.

    thanks for the support. They are just so cute and small and STUPID
    (already had to save one from being stuck in the food dish.

    I'll sneak outside and see if I can snap a quick pick for ya.

    Patti
     
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Sounds like you are doing everything right. But there is MAJOR problem. I do not see any pics on your post!!!!! What is up with that?????!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sounds good. Will the temp hold at night? Or does it drop 10 or 20 degrees over night where you live?? (It does in my area at this time of year). I guess I wasn't clear on whether it was 90 degrees in the hen house or under the lamp. If they are fuzzies, I would just be sure that you can maintain that temp. under the lamp overnight. And CONGRATULATIONS on your new babies!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
    with just the heat lamp on
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    their coop
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    with flash
     
  8. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's a bit over 90 in the house

    should not drop below 60 tonight

    gotta love Central Texas

    Patti
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Very cute!!! Congrats!!!!
     
  10. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did one last check on the babys.

    temp holding just above 90

    most of them are sleeping, few still awake.

    they are hanging around the edges of the coop but not completely out of the heat lamp range.

    Cross your fingers for the rest of the night.

    Will Update in the morning.

    thanks everyone

    Patti

    How do you all not check on them every 10 mins? forcing myself to go to bed.
     

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