Should they be tried as adults? The sagas continues on page 2

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Ugh! My one week old MFC's stomped my day old Serama chick!!!

    There was tons of room in the brooder, I stagger in my chicks all of the time and this has never happened before.

    I have more hatching today so I am madly scrounging up the parts needed for another makeshift brooder. ugh!
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    Oh, Im so sorry. [​IMG] I hope you get it all together for you next babies.
  3. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    Central Florida
    yes, those MPC's need to go in solitary.... in the box!

    I put up a piece of cardboardto seperate them in my brooder when I hatched serama's. I only had one out, so I seperated them and just put one other chick in with the serama. The crew had been just running roughshod over the wee one. I'm sorry that happened. Pics Pics Pics of he serama bb's
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA the crock pot with them...
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    How awful. Maybe because the serama's are so tiny?

    I hope you get another brooder together. Do you have a plastic dog crate? I use them as brooders.
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Can you partition off part of your brooder with wire so they can see and hear each other? That way. when you are able to integrate them, they are already acquainted. That's my plan at the moment for my Christmas/New Years staggered hatch.

    So sorry that happened though.

  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Definitely try them as adults. Send em to chickie jail and throw away the key.
  8. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    That is horrible!

    I hope you get another brooder set up. Maybe it won't happen again.
  9. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Even DH was distraught over the flattened little body so he has rigged up a screen in the brooder to give the newbies more time to be up and on their feet before the MFC's get them.

    Poor little Serama baby....
  10. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Maybe put a shoebox in the brooder? A brooder within a brooder? I separated my remaining Serama chick from the Cochins after I had to cull the other Serama. She had purple swollen legs and feet; I suspect but cannot prove that the Cochins were responsible. I think in the future I will use hardware cloth to separate the brooder into quarters.

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