Will my chicks be okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by iLoveAllChickys, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    We are going away for a few days soon, and I am wondering, will my chicks they be alright if someone feeds them once day day? But with a small pile of food and fresh water? I am stressing a lot.[​IMG]
    They are currently 4-5 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
  2. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are that age, i have 9 and they eat alot. Id have a big bowl of food, and if you have the watering conainers for chicks that you fill the cup/jar and screws on a base, if you could hang it two inches off the floor. I feed mine and they eat alot, but within two hours the water is low, and it gets packed full of shaving. A bowl of water could be spilled
     
  3. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you [​IMG] ,
    My 1 hen often pecks her babies. Is there any way I can stop this?
     
  4. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she hurting them? Babies are often pecked to teach them when they arent "following to rules of thy chicken" And usually when you introduce them to a flock, they get pecked alot to learn their standing in whos in charge. New babies are the end of the totem pole. I would just watch for them being injured or bleeding. Chickens are attracted to red.
     
  5. iLoveAllChickys

    iLoveAllChickys Out Of The Brooder

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    Luckily there hasn't been any blood [​IMG]
    Thank you for the help
     

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