New baby chicks hatched yesterday - pictures of new housing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blondie, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Blondie

    Blondie Songster

    Well, my dorking has been broody for weeks. Yesterday I noticed 2 new baby chicks. Today I went out there and the little" blondie" [​IMG] chick was standing on the edge of the nest ready to DIVE into the chicken coop with all the adult hens. I moved them and about 10 other eggs to a new pen. That's when I discovered there were 3 little chicks.

    Am I supposed to dip their beaks in water like when the other ones were shipped by the hatchery? Will they find the water and chick food which is located right outside the door of the new little home? Here are pictures:


    Note the heat lamp:



    I put a draft shield up:


    Put the new pen next to the chicken coop - the other chickens are very curious:

  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Cute little chicks. [​IMG] That's a good idea to keep them in that little hutch. Their mom will show them where to drink and eat, so no worries.

    PS...I love the duct brooder is also "decorated" with it. [​IMG]
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Nice set up! Your mom and chicks look adorable. Good luck on the remaining eggs.

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