Ayam Cemani Chicks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Blue Eager, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Blue Eager

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    I can not begin to tell you how fortunate I feel to have found these only a couple of miles from my home. The owner purchased the hen & rooster from a lady in Colorado who had to sell due to covenants in her neighborhood not allowing roosters/chickens. They are direct from Greenfire Farms & are absolutely beautiful!

    The chicks are literally days old & are healthy as all get out. I did a lot of research here on BYC in preparation for their arrival so they could go directly into their brooder w/o skipping a beat. Hopefully I planned well. However, I would be grateful to anyone who can offer advice to ensure their survival.

    Thanks BYC!

    Marty
     

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  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    What beauties! I have some Ayam Cemani's as well :love

    I would bed the chicks on pine shavings or paper towels towels, though (paper towels have to be changed quite often). Newspaper can cause splayed leg.

    Do you have a feeder and waterer for them?

    They're soo cute!! :ya
     
  3. Theyre beautiful!!! I'm so jealous of you! :lol: I've wanted some for so long.
     
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  4. Blue Eager

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    Thank you for the kind words!

    Their brooder is 2'x4' & their water supply & food is there but out of view. I beak fed them warm water & will continue to do so until they find the water supply on their own (with my help of course), & I placed their food on the surface of the newspapers until they get accustomed to using their food trough. Good tip on the paper towels . Will remove the newspapers in the morning.
     
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  5. Blue Eager

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    RodNTN I would love to see your Ayam's. Please post pix.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Your chicks are beautiful and so nice and dark . Usually you just gently dip their beaks in the water and they will start drinki
     
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  7. Mraya

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    Might be easier to put the paper towel over the newspaper.

    Edit to add: I start mine off with pine shavings under paper towel.
     
  8. Blue Eager

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    I am happy to report all the chicks are doing well this morning. Placed paper towels in their brooder & made sure all are eating & drinking their water.

    I am not sure if sexing by wings holds true for Ayam Cemanis but here are close ups of each of the 6 chicks. If anyone knows please chime in.

    My uneducated guess...3 males & 3 females, or 1 male (#4) & the rest females.

    Thank you.
     

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  9. RodNTN

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    Okay, paper towels are great but if you don't want to change them as often you can buy some pine shavings- GREAT bedding :) :thumbsup

    Okay, will post in a sec ;)
     
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    I have never sexed using that method, so I can't give you any answers on that. I just wait until they're 4 to 8 weeks and then you can tell.

    Here are my Ayams:

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