When will the hen take the chicks out to eat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by freefly, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    I have a Sebright who had chciks hatch 24 ours ago and she is still just sitting on them.
    I know they don't need to eat for 72 hours, however when will she decided it's time to go forage
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    She will know when it is time. Just keep feed and water nearby. Usually our hens will take 2-3 days to hatch their eggs out. Then she will leave the nest with her babies. [​IMG]
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Mine also takes about 2-3 days to take them outside to eat !! Like the other poster said make sure you keep chick food and water near the hen, the babies will run out from under her to eat,drink and then run back under to be warm !!

    CONGRATS on the babies [​IMG] [​IMG]

    How many did she hatch ?
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Ummm.. we need pictures...
  5. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rootstown Ohio
    As soon as The Boss gives her a pay raise.[​IMG]
  6. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    She hatched two of two
    The daddy chicken is a local wild chicken. The local chickens are from the jungle fowl originally.
    My Sebright and my other chickens , Australops are fenceless free range.
    We live in the tropics so I let them roost in the trees next to the house they take a bit of rain, ho hum
    It so cool, they roam all day but come home to lay there eggs in the flower pots I have put out for them with bedding and a cover over them to sheild from the rain.
    Our dog looks after our chickens , she is so sweet.

    Please can some one help me with posting a picture, I can't work out how to.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  7. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    wow i thought sebrites never go broody?
    well congrats!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    PIcs would be great!!
  9. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    YAY!!! Chicks!!! Did you move the broody hen before she hatched after all? Just curious.

    Also, I sent you a PM about posting pictures, hope it helps. There is some info about doing it in the INDEX section (in the blue stripe above on the page here) *points up at the top of the page* it's the first question in the list.

    Happy to meet you too!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2008
  10. freefly

    freefly Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Here they are. They are 48 hours old and crusing around with Carlita the mom.
    I don't know if they will take after the mom or dad.
    This next pic is not the dad but is a close relative
    Thanks for the help with the picture posting

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