Brahma Breeders thread - Page 123
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Well lost 1 chick last night. They were all doing great last night but it past away. It was the smallest one. I think it may not have been as healthy as i thought it was. May not have developed right. So I'm down to 4 baby chicks. I have Amelia, Mrs Nibbles, Dusty and Baby left. It's rotten I lost Arlo. I was hoping all of them would survive. But the good news is I think all of them are girls. So they will all definitely stay. I think it's almost time to make a bigger cave for them also lol. They're all eating and drinking great, and running around like crazy. When we go over to the brooder they all climb on to their heat cave and talk to us. When I pick them up they just relax into my hand and talk to me. My 2 yr old wants to cuddle them but he's a little ruff so i hold his hand and show him how to be gentle and just use 1 finger to pet them lol. My 4 yr old is really gentle with them. He even got his chick Dusty to climb in his hand. I was beyond ecstatic about how gentle he was. He's helping me care for them. He checks on them before and after school and before bed at night . He also carries the food and water containers over and tries to help me fill them. We're going to do our first clean out tomorrow and I'll get to show him how to clean the brooder, and put a clean blanket over the heat cave.
They figure a newly hatched chick can live for 3 days on the last of the yoke they absorb right before they hatch ( making it possible to ship) If a chick did not develop correctly internally it may not become apparent until it has utilized the last of the yoke
I am still learning but both look like their heads are a bit narrow not as wide as I would like. And the darks tail looks a bit pinched not as wide spread as I would like. It could be the pictures and the angles of the photo.
A top view if you can get one will show width of head and width of body. From what I have learned, the wider the head the better.