New baby chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DSpies, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. DSpies

    DSpies Hatching

    Apr 13, 2017
    Hi, my frizzle hens are sitting on eggs. One baby hatched out. It had fallen out of the nesting box. Seems ok took it into brooder box, it drank water. Getting some chicken starter. What ekse do I need to do?

  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hello DSpies! [​IMG] Do you have your brooder temp at 90 degrees farenheit? Make sure you use something like wood shavings for the floor of the brooder, not newspaper, or your chick could develop leg problems. Do you have any other chicks in with it? If not, you should put a small stuffed animal in there to keep it happy. They can actually die of lonliness. Also, keep one side of your brooder box cooler, so if the chick is hot it can get away from the heat. Have fun!
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Is there a reason why you are not letting the momma raise the chicks? It's the best way.

    Best wishes
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

    G’Day from down under DSpies [​IMG] Welcome!

    If you can, I agree with Ken that your mumma hen is the best way to raise chicks. However, if that is not possible, besides the good advice you have received from BYCforlife this is a link to the Raising Chicks Forum:

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

    Mar 18, 2017
    I think the reason the chick is in the brooder is because it looks like the momma abandoned it.

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