Over Excited!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by broodysilkies!?!, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am to excited at the thought of hatching 2 silkie eggs "naturally" and im over thinking the process i guess so i hope yall have the answers.....


    When the chicks hatch do you need the hen AND a heat lamp at the same time or should i just separate her from her chicks all together?




    P.S. sorry if this is a dumb question but these will be my first (if you cant tell) [​IMG]




    THANKS!!!!
     
  2. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would you separate the chicks from their mom? Mom will keep them warm, show them how to eat, drink, and eventually scavage around for bugs, etc. I would leave them with their mom.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're letting your hen hatch them, you should definitely leave them with her.
     
  4. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after leaving them with the mom do they still need a heat lamp


    (thanks for the mom tip though) [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't think they would unless the temperature got very cold or changed rapidly.
     
  6. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone...... cant wait till spring to get some new babies [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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