New chicks with hen up high...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Peetie, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Peetie

    Peetie Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I am a newbie with chicks and my little Lucy Banny just laid 4 eggs about 21 days ago. ;-) I have been checking every day many times a day for new babies...so today....I saw and heard a new baby chick! My problem is that she laid and sat on the eggs in a nesting box that we attached to the wall. I sat a partial crate filled with cedar shaving underneath just in case. I know many people are laughing but I am worried about how the chicks will eat (I have new food for them and a chick watering device) but most of all, how will they get out from a 4 foot high nesting box.... Please, any help would be appreciated. I am very nervous and proud of my new momma and her (1 chick that I can see so far). Oh and she seems to be a good Momma...won't let me near...If it is advisable, I can certainly pull Lucy off the nest but I don't want to disturb her if it is not advisable.
    Thank you!
    Peetie
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012

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