a family friend is giving me 6 6 week old silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by livisfarm, May 24, 2017.

  1. 21hens-incharge

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    In your first pic the one on the left is a boy. Just thought you should know.

    Good of you to get all 6.
     
  2. livisfarm

    livisfarm In the Brooder

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    Yes thank you i figured i had a roo and two hens there. im just hoping i dont have three silkie roos lol.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    The most important clue to an individual chicken's overall health is behavior. As long as the chicks are active, bright-eyed (as opposed to droopy-eyed and standing around not moving much), pooping firm poops with occasional evil smelling (entirely normal) cecal poops (looks like chocolate pudding), and maintaining full crops, you've got yourself some healthy chicks.
     
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  4. livisfarm

    livisfarm In the Brooder

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    Is this normal poop? chick poop.jpg
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Yup! Looks like cecal. Bet it stinks. Cecal looks like butterscotch pudding sometimes.
     

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