New to BYC and i have some ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oak Farm, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Oak Farm

    Oak Farm New Egg

    Oct 18, 2012
    My silkie went broody and has been sitting on 12 eggs for about a week and a half. I built another coop for her and the soon to hatch baby chicks. It is october now and the tempature is changing at night to the 50's. When they hatch they will be moved with the mom to the coop and i was wondering if i should keep her and them inside the nesting part and close the run off until they get feathers?and should i put a heat lamp inside the coop at night?
  2. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2012
    Heflin Alabama
    Welcome to BYC its the place to be ;) All i have read about it says its safe to let them out in the run mom will keep them warm she knows when they are cold.So they should be fine in coop and run as long as moms with them. Glad to have you here with us. :)

    oh and no heat lamp is needed.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  3. Oak Farm

    Oak Farm New Egg

    Oct 18, 2012
    Thank you and also i was wondering what type of feed do i feed the chicks and the mom?
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would go with chick starter, if they go outside, medicated chick feed to prevent coccidia.

  5. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
  6. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
  7. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and :welcome So glad you joined us!!! :weee

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