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Blue Swedish came today! Advice on how I'm doing

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Hello - Our 3 Blue Swedish came this morning. I have had chickens for a few years now, but want to make double sure I am doing ok by these little cuties.   They are in a ex-large dog crate, I put mesh along the sides so they wont pop out. 

On one end I put straw/hay then I put down sawdust towards the front. 

 

I have a aluminum tray that has both a bowl of started, unmedicated, and a bowl/dish of water that has some feed in it.  

The heat lamp is clamped to the inside 'roof' of the crate, When I had it hooked to the outside and  pointing in they were shivering a bit so I moved it to the inside.  

 

Good? Bad? Suggestions?   

 

Oh they have Brutus the protector watching them :) He's our German Shepherd. He did the same thing when the chicks arrived. 

post #2 of 7
They are ducklings right? Add some niacin or brewers yeast to their food it's important cuz they're gonna grow up super fast and need strong legs, i have swedish too you're gonna luv them
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Thanks for the tip. How much do I add?  Also, just making sure I am doing it right, I have a bowl of feed but I put a couple of handfuls into their water dish. Correct?

 

 

One is so much tinier than the other two - my husband said they were picking at her bill and eyes, but I see no discharge or anything,  thoughts?

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I would put a tablespoon of brewer's yeast on their food daily and let them all eat that.

A poultry multivitamin once a week is something else I would do - add it to their water according to directions.

No he/she is gonna be ok as long as they have enough food and space.

Some pic would be nice :p
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Not the greatest picture but there they are.
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Originally Posted by chloemama View Post

super duper cute
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