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where to put momma and day old chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennyhaschicks, May 3, 2009.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    My silkie hatched out a baby last night. Right now they are in a top nest box which is about a foot and a half of the ground. We put boards across the bottom of that nest box so mom could get out to eat but our larger chickens couldn't get in.
    I know they can't stay up there much longer because the baby won't be able to get in and out. Should I move them inside my garage? Should I put them in like a car carrier in my chicken house? Would they be fine in a bottom nest box?
    Should I move them tomorrow since they baby will need food and water here shortly? I am also concerned about the older, mature birds killing the baby or something?
     
  2. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 12, 2009
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    i think that would be a great idea! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Where should I move them to though?
     
  4. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol sorry.. im to 'ADD' to read the whole thing.. haha

    I think either a car carrier in the pen or your garage is a good idea..
     

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