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post #11 of 17
I also have brown sugar in my water the first week for quick energy. A teaspoon per quart. Wish I could be more helpful. You sound like your doing everything right. Shipping can be stressful for them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks old hen for your replies, they have been very helpful.

 

I am adding vitamins/electrolytes to their water.

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by MaggieMay'sMom View Post
 

Thanks old hen for your replies, they have been very helpful.

 

I am adding vitamins/electrolytes to their water.

 

I have 9 bourbon reds (2 weeks old) and have been following this thread.

 

I didn't have anything to add so I just read what you guys said.

 

I would like to know how you're doing though.

 

How many made it?

post #14 of 17
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Sorry for the late reply.

I ended up losing 4 chocolates and 1 bourbon red.

The rest are doing great, they are now 5 weeks and I have started letting them out in their big pen during the day.

The only problem I have is that they are so fun to watch I'm not getting anything done:P
post #15 of 17

Thant's fine.

 

Sorry about your loss(es).

 

Mine are 4 weeks old and I am letting them out into a chicken tractor for the day too.

 

And yes there are addicting.:P

 

Also, mine have something weird going on with their feet. It's like how a chicken will peck at a red spot on it's foot and make it bigger and bigger. Except that like half of them have it and I can start to see muscle. I am researching that lots but If I can't figure it out I will make a thread.

 

Can anyone give me a few links to past threads or articles that might explain this?

 

Good luck with the rest of yours @MaggieMay'sMom 

 

MW

post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
MW,

I wonder if it is something (weed) in your pasture that they are reacting to?

I hope you figure it out soon.

MMM
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by MaggieMay'sMom View Post

MW,

I wonder if it is something (weed) in your pasture that they are reacting to?

I hope you figure it out soon.

MMM

I don't think so because it was there even when they were in the brooder.

 

Thanks though

 

MW

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