Something killed my chicken and she had chicks?? HELP!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MelissaBA, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dog killed my hen this morning. Even sadder, she had 2 babies that are 3 weeks old. Will they be ok with her gone?
     
  2. arialp

    arialp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your loss.

    They will be fine as long as you provide a brooder for them. You can make this out of a large storage tub or box. Fill it with wood shavings for bedding. Then get a heat lamp to provide warmth and don't forget the water and chick crumbles. You can search how to raise chicks so that you are a little more informed.
     
  3. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was spring or summer, I'd tell you not to worry about it. It's cold now though, so, like arialp says, you need a brooder to keep them warm or another couple weeks.

    Sorry about your bird.
     
  4. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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