WARNING Don't put a broody hen with chicks in DEEP litter.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joebryant, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I have lost four of ten baby bbs Orpington chicks that I put with a bbs Orpington broody hen in a 4x10 coop with four inches of pine shavings. she was teaching them to scratch; meanwhile she buried those behind her alive.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  2. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sad. [​IMG] But I'm glad to know and happy that you shared... I wouldn't have even thought it could be such a unsafe environment for chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they OK? Did you just lose them or did they die? I have a broody with 5 chicks. They are on straw but she's scratched part of the coop down to bare floor and part is a foot high pile of straw! She keeps burying the food and water but so far hasn't buried the chicks. I think. Hope yours are OK!
     

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