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    First Hatch-a-long! November 2021!

    They are 7 weeks old this week. I tried to introduce then to outdoor today while I swept and emptied their bin but they all told me hell no and ran back inside. So I stuck their bin outside once it was cleaned and freshened up and let them enjoy some sunlight and experience the breeze for 30 min...
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    Unfortunately this morning we found Raven deceased. She had cuddles and was acting fine last night. This morning she was gone. My 8yr old Oakley is very heartbroken. 😭💔 She truly loved her pet chicken. And Raven loved her person. Snuggles and climbed up on her shoulder all the time.
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    I was using a brooder heater that they can tuck underneath up until this week as my home is 68 degrees with central air so they don't ever get below that being indoors and they're all mostly feathered not downy anymore They are in natural light for the day/night with the exception of their...
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    No treats at all as they're only 5 weeks old. They eat medicated chick crumble. That's it. I was going to get some nutri drench and grit last night but drove all the way to the feed store for them to be closed for new years day. 🤦‍♀️ We have over a foot of snow and ice (not usual for my area)...
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    Help! 3w chick crop not emptying

    Hi I'm dealing with a 5wk old silkie doing the same. How did this turn out for you? What worked?
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    I do appreciate that tip... I'm new to chickens so I'm always weighing advice and trial and error with caution. It's like medical advice and parenting advice, you take it all in and use what works but always keep the rest at the back of your mind. I've read about 50 articles since yesterday...
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    It's not empty this morning. It's MUCH smaller. But still very much there. It feels slightly firm but also liquidy. Like if you put cornstarch and water in a balloon. If I move it around gently in one spot or the next it has a lot of give. If I just feel the whole breast it feels full. She is...
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    I was able to push a little harder and massage her to vomit. She got a TON out. And now I've isolated her with just water. It didn't smell spur at all. But oh my goodness it was SO MUCH food/vomit. All chick grit color. Nothing different than fresh food.
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    She seems to like it massaged and will lay in my hand and want me to rub it. She does the gasping motion every so often.
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    Upon massage and inspection I think it might be the whole crop is swollen! My feed stores are closed today for the holiday but what can I do for her tonight and what can I purchase tomorrow? Is it because she ate something too big like her bedding? Is it infection? Is she going to make it?
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    5wk old Silkie chick abcess

    My daughters silkie named Raven is not acting normal. Here is all I know... she is 5 weeks old, none of the others are affected as far as I can tell. She is a silkie/frizzle mix I hatched from an online order. They've been kept indoors and food/water cleaned nearly daily. Held often and quite...
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    First Hatch-a-long! November 2021!

    A few group photos from last night. They do have a brooder heater still but I remove it a few hours a day and gives them more room to run around.
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    First Hatch-a-long! November 2021!

    The chick's are now a month old and it feels surreal we have come this far. They are still living inside in the giant tote box brooder and custom lid my husband built. We are almost done building the chicken coop, it's been set back multiple times by the wonderful Idaho winter weather of rain...
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