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Problem in brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beepbeepinajeep, May 1, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Piedmont NC
    I have two chicks in the brooder that hatched a week ago. The mallard hatched yesterday & when I put him in the bantam wouldn't leave him alone--especially bothering his feet. I put the chicks in a cat carrier & am asking for your advice. Can they get along? Do you think the chicks would be ok now inside (it's set on 77 in our house). I don't think I can set up a second brooder.

    Thank you for your help:)

  2. backpack09

    backpack09 In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2009
    Whitman, MA
    Freshly hatched chickies really need the temp to be around 95* for the first week.

    You can lower it 5* a week.

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