Category: Chick Care

  • How to Incubate Eggs Without an Incubator

    How to Incubate Eggs Without an Incubator

    There are various methods you can use to incubate eggs without an incubator, with one of the easiest being finding a broody hen. Broody hens have excellent maternal instincts and will sit on their eggs until they hatch, which requires patience and attentive care in tending them as you must open them 3 to 5…

  • How to Save a Baby Chick From Dying

    How to Save a Baby Chick From Dying

    Newly hatched chicks need both heat and food/water at regulated levels to survive and should be kept at mama-hen temperatures in a brooder. Spradle leg is a potentially fatal problem caused by slippery flooring in a brooder and can often be corrected with physical therapy. 1. Warm the Chick As you raise baby chicks, there…

  • How to Keep Baby Chicks Warm Without a Heat Lamp

    How to Keep Baby Chicks Warm Without a Heat Lamp

    Many people ask how they can keep baby chicks warm without using heat lamps, which pose a significant fire hazard and risk endangering the lives of these chicks. There are other alternatives to heat lamps that will keep chicks just as toasty while being less of a fire hazard. 1. Hot Water Bottles Hot water…