What to do next

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mtminstrel, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. mtminstrel

    mtminstrel Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    East Haven, Vt
    Chicks have started to hatch in the box with the hen. She is sitting on about a dozen more. Should I remove the chicks to a container with a heat lamp. And when do I start feeding them? judy
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    No. You can leave the chicks with the mom. She knows what to do and she will keep them warm. Are they in a safe place where nothing can get to them and harm them?

    They will need to eat chick starter. Can you get to your local feed store? I'm not sure what they sell at your feed store but you can call them first and post on here what they have and we can try to give you suggestions on what to get. They will also need water of course. Your feed store should sell the plastic waterers that are safe for them and they can't drown in the waterers.

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