New Mum. Dont know what to do!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gengens, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. gengens

    gengens New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 21, 2007
    [​IMG]:)Hi everyone
    I have just had some chicks( well my bantem has.) There was eleven eggs and I don't know how many have hatched. The chook had them under our bungalow out the back and I have just heard them. I have seen two little heads [peeking out from under mum. But I have no idea what to do with them???? I bought some chick feed and a watering dish and I think they are pretty protected under the house. My duck has gone a bit crazy and wont let any one go near them, being very protective. Should I just leave them and let them do their own thing??
    Cheers Gen:D[​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, just make sure food and water can be reached by the chicks and all should be good!
     
  3. gengens

    gengens New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 21, 2007
    Thanks Silkie, Do you think the duck is going to be a problem? Gen
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, depends. If the duck is protective its fine... if it's defensive against it's own territory... then that's a problem. It would be best to separate them but you know your animals the best.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I agree....just give them food and water....momma will show them where it is, and what to do. I would keep an eye on that duck tho...better safe than sorry.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by