What to do about new chicks ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bigg, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. bigg

    bigg Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie Banty just hatched out six little fluff balls and i have no idea what to do should i bring them in the house or just leave them be. PLease help me find out what to do.
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Depends on the weather where you are. They need to be kept warm wether by mom or brooder [​IMG]
     
  3. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the momma probably will take care of them....is there any way you can bring momma and chicks in some where...garage maybe??
    if it were me...i would bring the babies in and put them under a heat lamp!.....its cold outside!!!
     
  4. bigg

    bigg Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in a fairly well insulated coop, but it is rather drafty. Its been pretty good weather here during the day time but at night it gets pretty cold and it just started raining.
     
  5. partsRheavy

    partsRheavy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a similar situation in northeast Texas. I put mama + babies into an outdoor cage, put some straw down on the floor, hooked up a brooder lamp and put cardboard on the north side + some on the east and west sides to act as windbreaks. I hope it's enough....
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use a watermelon box i got from my local grocery store. I also have one of those boxes that are the same size that freezer pops come in. They work great.

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  7. bigg

    bigg Out Of The Brooder

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    i Think ill do that tomorow, The eggs that i thought to be duds just hatched im so excited this is the firdt time ive had a hen to hatch eggs!
     
  8. snipercp

    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have access to electricity out in the garden put a heat lamp out there. in the coop i mean [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  9. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cmom...you have some of the BEST ideas!! I know I don't always comment on them...but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for sharing your knowledge!!! [​IMG]
     

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