New to hatching chicks, plz help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sarah52, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Sarah52

    Sarah52 New Egg

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    Chicks are due to hatch in incubator in the next day or so. My hubby bought it & put the eggs in, but we don't have a heat light or brooder? What can I do with the chicks after they hatch? Very new to all this!
     
  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rather small plastic bin? cover the bottom with news papers and chicks poop alot so be ready to change it daily you can put them in your garage on a high place such as a table top make sure you have a red container holding food and a container they can sipp out of on a elevted place they can reach but cant drown themselves in and then give them a sorce of warmth a lamp a lightbulb
     
  3. Sarah52

    Sarah52 New Egg

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    Yes I have a box & I do have a heat lamp now, I've had chicks before, just not hatchlings :) I know they poop a lot haha.
    Now just have to get a thermometer & feeder/waterer.
    What temp should it be for them first up?
     
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    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Sarah52

    Sarah52 New Egg

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    Why does feeder have to be red?
     
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    So they are actracted easier to the food
     
  7. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    I used a white ice tray as my brooder feeder a few times, worked great, just make sure they associate it with food and eat.
    Chickens are naturally attracted to red.
     
  8. Sarah52

    Sarah52 New Egg

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    We have one baby out
     
  9. Sarah52

    Sarah52 New Egg

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    Thanks for the help :)
     
  10. Sarah52

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    Does anyone know how to make a safe home made waterer ?
     
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