I’m glad she has I’m sure she’s gonna be a great MummaIt looks like its foster mom. Good going. Now she has a peep to raise which will keep her happy for at least two weeks.
When I put it out earlier I took the little one and out it’s beak on o the water and then over to the chick crumb I’ll do it again early tomorrow morning.I see you have food and water right there. You might have to show peep the ropes. She looks like she's still very broody and won't show baby what it needs to know.
If you stir the feed with your finger, making it move will get peep's attention. Same with the water.
Do I have to worry about mom abandoning little peep if I disturb her for a nest clean ect iv been spot cleaning everyday so far but she’ll need a propper clean soon enough, I can take the little one in if theirs happens I’d just rather it didn’t in the first place though.You are a lost cause. Peep is going to have it good living with you.
I see I’ll have to make a make shift run to keep the others out I don’t want anything happening to peep I’ll do this tomorrow morning when temp has risen a bitHighly unlikely that she will abandon peep. What you might want to do is take her and peep outside. See if you can begin to break her broodiness so she'll teach her peep what it needs to know.
She might not have been broody long enough for this hatched peep to turn off the hormones without you interceding.
Yeah I’m prepared to bring the little one inside if I have too that’s not an issue and my friend has a decent heat Matt too for me if needed, I’ll let them out tomorrow and post an update on how things went, is this okay to do with suck a young chick?The others probably won't hurt it. They might not like the hen though since she's been out of sight for a while. Again, it's a flock thing. Most of mine did just fine. I had to watch some of the mom's with peeps because they were vicious to any bird that got too close.
With my temps being so unseasonably warm, I forget that it's still Winter. You might have to do something to deal with that if she does stop being broody.
Thanks for the advice I think I’ll go with the lamp in the coup to keep the little one warm, all seems well though I opened the door up for a bit today my older leghorn went in and their was no drama which I was surprised about, mum now doesn’t bite/peck me when I go in to check on them she lets me stroke her now. Two of the Sussex X Cornish crosses are a good size for eating now, one for me and one for my brother next door. My friends mum has graciously says I can keep birds in her back garden it’s a big space I’d say at least 2.5 times bigger than my space out back.Is what OK? Take it out? This is where it could get complicated if Mom breaks broody. She will be on a mission to teach it everything in one day. Peep can get chilled.
What I had for my little ones that hatched in the Winter were warming stations in the coop. It was simply a bell lamp hung about a foot off the floor with a 65 watt bulb in the lamp. They instinctively moved to it to warm up.
I’m only going to have four Mabey five hens it’s to keep her grass down and get some eggs.Oh no, oh no. You have more room to keep birds. This is going to get dangerous.
For the most part the flock is good with the peeps. I know some have had issues and had to do something different. If I had one attacking peeps, the attacking bird would be removed and leave mom and peeps with the flock. That way, they were being blended in easily.
I’ll open up their coup in the next hour iv been down to put food and water out for everyone, they have some natural Greek yogurt thier for a treat later.I doubt highly any will attack peep and if they tried that little Silkie is going to pound someone into the dirt.
As long as this doesn't give you more reason to get more.
It would have been 10am here when I wrote that. I do stay up kinda late usually between 12/1am and then I have an alarm set for 6:30 to let the birds out make sure theirs layers pellets, water and some fresh veggies for the day usually a couple of carrots a turnip a cabbage or some days once a week I get them blueberries.OK, it's 4 in the morning here. What time is it there? You either stay up way too late or never sleep because you're watching your birds.
Don't forget you need a place to give all those eggs away to. And you need to be able to keep an eye on things in case anything is going wrong with them.
I’m in the horticulture industry, a lot of the systems and stuff I run are all automated so only need to visit once a week to make sure all is running well so I’m lucky in that respect that I can spend as much time as I can get away with just Pottering around out back.What do you do for work? How hard is to pull yourself away from the birds to make dollar or whatever you call it there?
You don't give them the eggs? Don't let them know you give the eggs to the shop owner.