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by hip chick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Hello

Sorry I've been quiet for a few weeks but looking after the chicks, chickens, dogs and working full time, has kept me extremely busy. The chicks are now 7 weeks old and now quite large fluff balls and looking wonderful. I've had to remove them from the house, due to the amount of dust they were crea...
by hip chick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: concerns around Broody

lol marigold, she certainly wont win any awards for mother of the year
by hip chick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: concerns around Broody

The chicks do seem much happier in the house under the heatlamp, as they are moving round more and eating and drinking more frequently. Mum was actually trying to stop them eating and drinking this morning, and the more aggressive she got, the more the chicks backed away from her. After watching her...
by hip chick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: concerns around Broody

the hen was very distressed when i removed them but has calmed a little as the day has gone on. I will keep her in the partitioned pen until i feel she is calm enough to return her to the others in a few days time. i have no intention of returning her chicks to her, as im sure that had i not had the...
by hip chick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: concerns around Broody

:cry: ive now taken the chicks away from her, so theyre in the house in a crate with a heat lamp
by hip chick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: concerns around Broody
Replies: 10
Views: 446

concerns around Broody

Hi I,m not sure if im over reading situations, but I feel my broody is being a little rough with her chicks, but not sure what is considered normal behaviour. The broody seems to go into panic mode when all the chicks are out at once, like she's lost control of them. I have put a camera into the pen...
by hip chick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: First chick has hatched
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: First chick has hatched

ive put a photo on tweetypie
by hip chick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: New chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: New chicks

Thank you, I am stressing her out by keep going in and out, so we,ve set up a camera inside the crate now, so we can observe from the house. I moved the food and water closer, and the chicks have gone to it themselves so the panic is over thankfully
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by hip chick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: New chicks
Replies: 4
Views: 253

New chicks

Can anyone advise on when mum should let all the chicks out from under her please. The chicks were born on friday, and this is her first time, but she just trys to peck them back under her if they try to venture out. She screams at me if I go too close to the crate, and I dont want to distress or pa...
by hip chick
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: First chick has hatched
Replies: 3
Views: 298

First chick has hatched

I am sooooo excited you'd think it was christmas. Cant get any pics at the minute, just had a quick glimpse as its under Ethel drying out. Will post pics in the next couple of days :D

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