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  1. kax309k

    kax309k Hatching

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    i just recently naturaly hatched 15 chicks and i live in kenya advice what drugs do i start them on and is there any special feeding i need to introduce?
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    There are probably vaccines specific to Kenya. You may want to ask around there.
    Other than that I don't recommend any drugs unless there is illness.
    Keep the bedding dry and feeder at least half full to prevent coccidiosis.
    The mom will take care of everything else if you'll let her raise them.
    If you are feeding a layer feed now, switch to a starter/grower that is higher in protein and lower in calcium.
    If you don't currently feed a commercial feed then just feed what you feed the rest of the flock.

    Oh and welcome good to have more peeps from Africa.
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Your best bet would be to consult a vet that works with poultry and other farm animals. Congrats on the hatch, by the way!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Happy you joined!
     
  7. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Other chicken keepers in your area may be more familiar with the feeds available to you. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  9. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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