A little smelly...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ETCruby620, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. ETCruby620

    ETCruby620 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello...
    My chick Ruby has a smell to her. I know this might be regular for chicks since they lay in their own poop and such, but is there any way to prevent this and get rid of this? Thanks!

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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    How would you describe the smell? How old is she?
     
  3. ETCruby620

    ETCruby620 Out Of The Brooder

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    We do not really know for sure how old she is. The smell very much smells like pee. And the smell is usually on your hands after you pick her up and pet her.

    Ruby[​IMG]
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like ammonia. Where is she living right now? In a chicken house? In a brooder? Either way, I would guess there isn't enough circulation so the bedding is festering. With enough air circulation, even when the bedding is pretty dirty, you shouldn't really smell ammonia. Change the bedding because ammonia fumes are harmful to her respiratory system.
     
  5. ETCruby620

    ETCruby620 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will she be okay? We do change her bedding in a medium sized cage (for now! We will have a coop soon) every day twice. She does share the cage with another chick probably a little bit younger so that might cause that to happen too. Thanks for telling me!


    Ruby[​IMG]
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Ok, I gotta ask, what are you using for the litter? If you are changing it twice a day and only have 2 chicks, I think it may be the litter itself.
     
  7. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I was going to ask the same thing.
     
  8. ETCruby620

    ETCruby620 Out Of The Brooder

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    regular wood shavings that we put in our coop. The other chick does like to climb on top of her though. Good point.

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  9. TurtlePowerTrav

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    Pine or cedar?
     
  10. ETCruby620

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    I do not know... its a white/yellow color. That is a question I should ask my mom.


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