baby chick

  1. M

    Help for Baby Chick

    Not sure this is allowed,and I know this is a huge long shot!! But, do any of you by chance know anyone who knows alot about baby chicks and could take one in an emergency? He has slipped tendons I think and I can see a tiny improvement after 2-1/2 days in a chick sling but I'm at a loss and...
  2. Mama.Hen

    Swollen vent, possible prolapse

    We just got six pollutes last week, and one of them has recently been having problems with her vent. I thought it was pasty butt at first, so I very carefully cleaned her up and made sure to check up on her. Her vent is now swollen and she's having trouble pooping. She squats and holds her wings...
  3. M

    Umbilical cord at a week?

    Hello all! I am a first time chicken tender. We got our day old chicks last Wednesday (they shipped Monday). We got 6 but 2 died in shipping so only have 4 now. So they are a week old now. I have one that came with her umbilical cord still on...she was a little more lethargic then the others too...
  4. Lushlylex

    Is it a normal bulge or sour crop?

    My baby silkie chick has a pretty large crop bulge when I picked her up tonight. She’s pooping normally and has a normal appetite, but she shakes her head/twitches every now and again. I’m not sure if that’s normal or if I should be worried about sour crop. She’s about 2 weeks old, give or take...
  5. Lushlylex

    Baby chicks bulging crop

    My baby silkie chick has a pretty large crop bulge when I picked her up tonight. She’s pooping normally and has a normal appetite, but she shakes her head/twitches every now and again, I’m not sure if that’s normal or if I should be worried about sour crop. She’s about 2 weeks old, give or take...
  6. C

    My baby chick won’t eat, stand or open it’s eyes!

    I have a few chicks right now under close watch but I noticed one immediately, any time I picked her up she had her eyes closed. I threw it to fear since I had just got her. The second day I saw she still wouldn’t open her eyes when others did. She also wasn’t pecking at the food she I started...
  7. pixieschickens

    What breed is this?

    Hi! This is my one day old chick and i would like to breed it! It has puff on its’ legs and it has grey/brown legs kind of...
  8. Mama.Hen

    Swollen vent, possible prolapse

    We just got six pollutes last week, and one of them has recently been having problems with her vent. I thought it was pasty butt at first, so I very carefully cleaned her up and made sure to check up on her. Her vent is now swollen and she's having trouble pooping. She squats and holds her wings...
  9. O

    My 3 weeks old baby chick isn't moving properly and always sitting down.

    My little 3 weeks old baby chick isn't moving properly at all, unless I give her food and then she walks a little and eats but that's it. I think she is not even walking much to the food now, but walking like in the video below. She was active a week ago. Now she's ALWAYS sitting down.. She...
  10. mandymcg05

    Are these EEs or did I get played?

    Hey guys! I found this lady online ( I know. Insert eye roll) and she advertised that she had a ton of EEs that hatched around 4/20 (she was unsure of the date) So I go to her place to pick them out. There’s literally HUNDREDS of baby chicks there. And then she’s like “oh there’s probably some...
  11. K

    Baby Chick Born with Umbilical Stump, Crying

    Hello guys, We did just our first incubator hatch and had 5 beauties. One of our birds hatched with a red/pink mass on its stomach, from reading these forums I believe it is an umbilical stump, there was no yolk, and now on day 5 it is hard and dry. We have been applying a small amount of...
  12. R

    Where to let broody hen raise her chicks ?!

    Hello All! this is my first post. I recently was given a rooster and 6 chickens from a neighbor (he had too many roosters). Of course right out of the gate I now have a broody hen and hatch day is t-minus 9 days away. Should I let momma stay with the other chickens in the coop? (They are either...
  13. Lucychknmom

    Entertainment for chicks?

    Hello all! I just my chicks a day or so ago, and I’ve heard that putting an old cd or dvd in there as a kind of fun house mirror is good for them, I was wondering if there’s any other house hold goods to keep them entertained and happy and SAFE?☺️♥️ thank you in advance! -Lucy and the Chx
  14. Aryetheral Waalburgus

    Just got baby chicks! Pics!

    I got 3 little female chicks from Southern States yesterday to add to my flock of 5. They are doing quite well! One Ameraucana, I think I'm gonna name her Tzipporah: One Buff Orpington, I'm gonna name her Sappho: And one Blue Plymouth Rock, name as of yet undecided:
  15. J

    Broody Hens Injuring Their Own Babies

    Hello all! This will be a little long winded but I need some answers or a little help. I have read many posts on several sites (new & old posts) but I believe we have a slightly stranger issue going on. I need to break it all down so those who read it can understand better. 1st - we had 3 broody...
  16. JamminCats

    Injured by cat URGENT

    Hi all! A freak accident happen today, the cat got into the room where the chicks were, stuck his paw through the cage, and dragged one of the little chicks by the shoulder/ wing area about an inch before I reached him. The chick could waddle for a while and there’s only a little bit of blood...
  17. itsbrittanypearl

    My little Pepper 🌶 🐤

    My little dominecker Pepper follows me around like a little puppy ❤ she's my little 11 week old love
  18. Elizna

    Chicks leg cant straighten

    HI ! So I've hatched my baby chicks in a incubator, and had two leg deformities, one was a splayed leg , which is currently being treated , but the other one , cannot straighten it's one leg , I've tried everything !! He sometimes stands on just the one and hops around , and at other times...
  19. SweeneyFamJamFarm

    Research and preparation for this first time chicken mama!

    Hello, Our family is very excited to FINALLY be growing, with the addition of backyard chickens! We have chicks arriving at the beginning of May, and are taking this time to make sure we are best prepared for the success of raising healthy, and happy chickens from the get go.. while also being...
  20. D

    My Baby chick is opening and closing its mouth

    My baby chick is 1 week old maybe week and half and this is the first time I’m noticing it. I saw some people write about this I’m just nervous because i didn’t notice any of the other chicks doing it.
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