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post #11 of 17
Parakeet grit is bad for them because of the added calcium carbonate the salt is bad for their kidneys
post #12 of 17
I inherited a 2 week old chick that's pretty caked with poo. A damp rag isn't coming close to making a dent. Suggestions?
post #13 of 17
Go with what the others have said. Access to dust bath and let the chick take care of itself. They are amazing that way!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #14 of 17
Really?! Ok. Thank you. I've had chickens exactly 7 days, so I'm lost. I appreciate the quick reply.
post #15 of 17
No problem! I'm a beginner too. 😃🐣
Best advice I can give is stick to these boards and read, read, READ! Read stuff that doesn't even apply to you right now because you'll learn it and have an idea where to start when something comes up! The folks on here are amazing, knowledgeable and friendly! Have fun on your adventure and welcome to BYC!
-Debbie

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #16 of 17
I have10 Cornish barroks. They have poop in their stomach areas. They are only 2 weeks old. How would I go about cleaning the poop off. I would really really appreciate any help I can get
post #17 of 17

Keep their brooder cleaner.  You shouldn't really be bathing chicks, unless there are extenuating circumstances.  How big is your brooder?  They should have AT least 1 s.f./chick, and as they get older, they'll need more room.  I'd aim for at least 4 s.f./chick.  Their down will be getting replaced with feathers, and if they have a place to dust bathe, that will help them to be able to clean themselves also.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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