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  1. rocklobster19

    Advice on one injured chick, and symptoms.

    Today, sadly, we found out that one of our 9 week old chickens, is in fact a rooster. As it is illegal to keep roosters were we live, we had to return it to the farm from which we bought it at a few days old. In return for this, the owners offered to give us two chickens, of the same age, to...
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    2 Week Old Chicks - What To Feed/Not To Feed.

    Thank you all so much for your help/opinions! As we have the three bigger ones seperated from the four smaller ones due to bullying, I've been trying them both out on certain foods. So far I've given them chopped up tomato + carrot, and while the little ones didn't seem too interested, the...
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    2 Week Old Chicks - What To Feed/Not To Feed.

    We have five 2 week old chicks, four Australorps & one hybrid RI red/White LH. We sadly lost our other hybrid yesterday, and ever since we've started worrying about the two smallest of the group, and have been wanting to expand the feed we give all of them. While we've found alot of...
  4. rocklobster19

    Emergency: One chicken passed, another showing same symptoms;

    Ranchhand: Thats a very good suggestion. If we were to put a bit of sugar in the water - Would that negatively affect any of the other chicks that may drink from the same water? I'll give that a little try now, and in the morning we'll sort out giving the little darling some egg! Yup, the...
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    Emergency: One chicken passed, another showing same symptoms;

    She keeps going up & down in her mood a little bit; When my Father holds her, gives her water through a dripper & cuddles her a little bit, she seems to perk up quite alot. It could be just that she is quite tired, but after losing the little one today, I'd like to not take any risks! Right...
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    Emergency: One chicken passed, another showing same symptoms;

    Today, we sadly lost one of our 2 week old chickens. We bought 2 hybrids (Rhode Island Red/White Leghorn), 4 pure Australorps, and all up until this morning had been eating well, drinking well & constant access to room to move around, and warmth from a lamp. This morning however, the smallest...
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