New baby

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by garyb, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. garyb

    garyb New Member

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    Just hatched out my first baby chick.. It's still under its mom.. Any suggestions??
     
  2. amandahalterman

    amandahalterman Junior Member

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    I'm new at this too but I would prob leave them alone,
     

  3. muranofarms

    muranofarms New Member

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    Yup, just let them be. Make sure they have a low shallow water source and chick feed. Mama knows what to do. Congratulations on the baby!
     
  4. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Is that the only one? Is she settin on more eggs? I agree nothing extra needed, that's the best case scenario, no brooder, no heat lamp, just provide accessible water and some starter.
    Mama will do the rest.
     
  5. garyb

    garyb New Member

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    Thank y'all.. Just curious, but what is the first thing you do with chicks that are hatched in an incubator?
     
  6. garyb

    garyb New Member

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    She still has two eggs she is settin on.
     
  7. garyb

    garyb New Member

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    She is still settin on two more eggs..
     
  8. garyb

    garyb New Member

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    And she is in the same pen with all the other chickens..
     
  9. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Just leave her be.. She will take care of them. Just Monitor them, keep them where they are safe, & nothing (animal) can get to them. I have a nesting box that sets on the ground inside the run, made out of old pallet wood, with 2x4 wire cage on top, the chicks can explore a bit in the bottom of the pallet, and still allows mama to set on eggs in an actual nest. and keep all danger out until they are all hatched and gettin around, then I open it up and they come and go with mama for a couple weeks then they are all on their own. Until a broody hen wants to set again and then do it all over again.