At what point do chicks become a little more hardy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by finnleyjo, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. finnleyjo

    finnleyjo In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    I am wondering if there is some age that if the chicks make it to it is more likely that they are going to survive and not get sick?

    My chicks are 5 days old and doing great. But I am trying not too attached in case they don't all make it. Just wondering at what point I can start to relax.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    IMO, after the first week they should be over any stress from shipping and the chance for pasty butt gets less and less after the first few days.
    If they are eating and drinking well, running around and being little hooligans it's time to start relaxing.

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