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Hey y'all! I'm Meg, new to chickens, my husband James is not - he's had them growing up on a farm... Got a free chick today 'cause they don't expect him to make it... They helped him out of the egg, and his feet are goofy... I'm now completely attached to this little guy-or girl... It drinks and eats from my hand while sitting in it only... Do I keep him away from the other chicks? Any special diet suggestions for rapid thriving? My hubs says let it go... I'm a believer, any suggestions?
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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

 

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post #3 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC. Maybe the best place to get responses would be the "Raising baby chicks" forum. Alas, I'm from the same school of thought as your hubby.

 

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CT

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post #4 of 6

I think as long as he isn't suffering - give it a go.  If you could get photos of his feet - someone may be able to tell you what to do.  The younger the chick, the better the chance of straightening his feet.    You can also put  "Chick foot problems," in the search box and information should come up.

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post #5 of 6

Do you have a private box for him with feed and water & heat lamp?  He may be cold  so not doing well. Other chicks would probably walk all over him and wear him out. Baby chicks also  have to be taught where food and water is.  You can tap on the dishes to show him.  And dip his beak a little into water, so he knows to drink that.

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Thanks for all the advice... Poor little guy just passed. 😞 I knew he had not a slim chance, I'm just a super hopeful person. On to the next lost cause...
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