chick care

  1. SavvySilkieMom

    Can I keep Silkie Chicks that are almost 2 weeks apart together?

    If you followed my other thread you know I had 2 white bantam silkies 12 days old today. Unfortunately after all my efforts one has passed away leaving my healthy chick very lonely. My breeder said she will replace the chick with some hatchlings she has that are black silkies. My questions is...
  2. Henry&Friends

    An Integration Method

    hey guys, I recently bought a dozen chicks and four keets to add to my flock. They were brooded indoors, but as it turns out, food and bedding is much more expensive when I’m the one paying for it, and after 6ish (maybe 8ish) weeks, my family was done with the noise and smell, thus marking the...
  3. LilMissChick

    Chick with vaulted skull care

    hey everyone! Brand new chicken mum here. So I just got 4 baby Silkies. And I find myself worrying about the one with a vaulted skull, kind of incessantly. She is in with all the other chicks, 2 Faverolles, 2 australorps, 2 Ameraucanas and of course, the other 3 silkies. But I keep...
  4. CityslickerHomestead

    5 of 7 Chicks Have Hard Crops

    I need help on possible crop issues and after searching the forums and troubleshooting for a few days I’ve decided I need to ask for more help! I am brand new to raising chickens and currently have seven chicks (3 polish, 2 Welsummer, 1 Wyandotte, and 1 Americana) around 2 and 3 weeks of age...
  5. BugBittenAnkles

    Late Hatchers from Brooding Hen, Help!

    Hello, I'm a new owner to chickens and I'm in need of SERIOUS help. My family wasn't the most careful with keeping track of eggs and we found out that one of our hens had hidden away a whole batch to brood on (a whopping 10 eggs!). We felt terrible trying to take them away from her but assumed...
  6. M

    Week old chick swollen foot/leg - doesn't look like bumblefoot not sure how to treat

    Hi! New chick mom here, hoping for some suggestions and guidance! As a preface, I did my best to research these topics before posting, in an effort not to waste anyone's time or duplicate something already addressed, but I apologize if I fail at that! Here's my problem: I have a week old buff...
  7. M

    I Want to be Ready for Anything!

    I'm new to chickens and I want to be ready for anything and everything! So could someone name a list of any infections, diseases, or sicknesses that chicks and chickens can get? I want to be able to know what's wrong with my chickens if they are sick. Just name anything you know a chicken can...
  8. Cyprus

    Seeking advice in raising chicks

    I have raised chicks 3 separate times before. However, after reading several posts about the way that most people on here raise chicks, I am doubting that I did as good of a job as I could have. I want to make sure that I'm raising these chicks to the best of my ability so I have a few...
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