poor baby got left outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stargazingmommy, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    I've been putting the 5-6 wk old buff orpington in with the big chicks during the day. That's been going well, but I'm a paranoid chickie momma and have been bringing it in at night. Tonight I went out with a friend and my partner forgot to bring chickie in. I just went to peek at him and saw he wasn't in the brooder, so graabbed a flashlight and headed outside.
    There he was in the corner of the run right by the door. Laying in the dirt shivering.
    The other two chickens were roosting in the door of the coop ignoring baby.
    I brought him, cuddled him a bit and now he's back in the brooder under the heat lamp.
    Temps at night have been low 50s, and I know I'm just paranoid.
  2. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    Magnolia, TX
    Aaaawwww..nothing a little extra tlc from chickie momma won't fix...don't be too hard on yourself! Chickens have survived for eons with us!
  3. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    lewis county ky
    i raised 56 rir chicks, 18 golded comet chicks, and i have 6 more mixed breed chicks that i hatched out of the incubator. when i got them i lost 12 chicks because of the cold weather.

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