2 Questions...Please Answer if You Know!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenlovers6, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Chickenlovers6

    Chickenlovers6 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 3, 2013
    Hi! Thank you so much for seeing if you can help! I'm very thankful! Here are my questions:

    1. If one of my chicks ends up being a rooster, what can I do to sell him before he starts annoying our neighbors?

    2. What can I do to prevent having a chick die during her first few weeks in the brooder?

    Thank you for helping out!
  2. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    You could always list your rooster on your local Craigslist or if the area has a FB sell group. Also check with your local grange and see if you can put up a flyer or list it in the pennysaver or whatever publication the area has. My area there's always ads going up for roo's in those venues.
  3. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2015
    I agree with CL to advertise the roo even offering it a free home to a farmer who needs a roo..Or if you want to keep it you can try a no crow collar which is a piece of velcro...I have one even though i really dont want to use it. I have it if i must use it if my neighbors complain...

    To help chicks if they are mail order, electrolytes in water (sav a chic( they a inexpensive a couple bux for 3 packs. Also depending what crumble you use I would run it through a coffe grinder if you have one. I had a chick die from not eating properly she looked to be eating but was not because the food crumbles were to big...

    Also on heat lamp make sure it cozy but not to hot and you have a cool off zone
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
  4. Chickenlovers6

    Chickenlovers6 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 3, 2013
    Thank guy so much! I did a little research on the no crow collars and the roos looked a little depressed. We may just ask the neighbors if they care about it much. Thanks again guys! I can't wait to get my fuzzy, cheeping chicks of mischief!
  5. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014
    Search out "Apple Cider Vinegar" put a bit in the water ... Also they enjoy a treat of yogurt, good for them too, mix with a bit of their feed ...

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