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I got a baby chicken as a gift. I have no idea how to care for it. It might be a week or 2 weeks old. I have the food and everything. Ive been keeping it warm with a heat pack made out of rice and cloth. Its my second day and it looks like its yawming. It opens its mouth alot. It can walk and eat. Im scared. Is it normal that it opens its mouth??? I really am freaking out.
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! They do yawn and stretch yes, but it could also be a problem with the food. Is your food fine enough for the chick to eat? If the chick crumb is too large this can cause a problem for them. You may need to grind it up more for the chick. Have you thought about getting it a friend? They do so much better when they have a friend. Here is a mice article from the learning centre ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-raise-baby-chicks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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thank you so so much!!!!  

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Welcome to the forum! Yorkshire coop gave you great advice. You may also want to post the yawning question in the Raising Baby Chicks section: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks Good luck!
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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Welcome to BYC!

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcome I'm glad you decided to join us!!

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What kind of feed are you giving it?  Maybe it would go down easier, if it was dampened a bit.  Are you using feed for young chicks? I answered you on another thread re: having a chick in an apartment.

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