Baby chicks do's and donts please!!!

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Tattyanne456

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Baby chicks do's and donts please!!!
« on: August 19, 2010, 12:34 »
My broody has hatched 2 out of 4 eggs, as A first timer, mum and me, what should I do? Just leave her to get on with it, or .... One baby has hatched yesterday, another by this morning, and maybe 2 more to follow. How long can they survive without food or water? Will mum take the babies to it, or should I put it right next to them?  Any advice thankfully recieved, Tatty

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Re: Baby chicks do's and donts please!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 12:55 »
A chick doesnt need to eat for 24 hours as they absorb the yolk sac which provides them with nutrients.

I would leave them to get on with it but keep a wary eye out.

Also make sure the run is covered as magpies and crows take chicks :)

Picture please :)
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Re: Baby chicks do's and donts please!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 13:00 »
Ive just checked and theres another one hatched! Awwww its so cute, I will get pics soon, but I dont want to upset mum too much at the mo.

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Re: Baby chicks do's and donts please!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 14:10 »
As one hatched yesterday, I would put a small bowl of chick crumb and a shallow dish of water near to where Mum is sitting.  She will show the chicks what to do



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