Hi! I have these teensy weensie chicks that my friend gave me of her recent hatch from her cemani hens. It seems there was an orpington in the henhouse! I have no experience with day old chicks yet! My friend and I have svart honas chicks otw soon, and they aren't inexpensive. So, since these aren't the pure breed ayam cemani, not that the suspected chick papas orpington roos were rather handsome, I get to "practice" on these. 1 of these has a problem walking, possibly spraddle legged? My friend had a splint thing going with a band aid and I cut it in half this morning after talking with her about it. I just checked on them and changed the bedding to woven microfiber mats so I'm hoping the little guy can get a better grip, as it won't stay in the towel lined tiny cup and my bf hurt himself with the power drill Saturday building my new enclosed chicken run and setting up the coop for the 26 itty bitty peep peeps that were getting too big for my brooder boxes. Yes, we're going about this a bit backwards. With starting with pullets, then a hen, then a grown Semi-quieted rooster, then 3-4 week old chicks to days old chicks. Next hatching eggs! #chickenmath I'm waiting for my bf to get off work and run to the store for the vetwrap? The stuff to kinda get his legs braced. He can stand on one leg, but not both? He seems to fall asleep a lot and isn't as advanced and sturdy as his littermates are, but I'm hoping to not lose any of these! Any advice would be great, as I have no clue really what I'm doing yet. After that picture was taken I changed the lining on the bottom to the square woven microfiber mats I found that were extras to my steam cleaner thing I never ended up getting farther than out of the box. The washable pads are coming in handy atm! These little guys/girls made it through the night and this far into my first 24 hours learning how to take care of baby chicks. I have them on medicated chick starter, chick grit, nutridrench in their water, wetting their food with nutridrench water, in a rubbermaid tub that's about 2.5 feet tall and about as long as my bathtub. There's a 250w red heat bulb above them, and a thermometer inside. They seem to like it between 90-93f. Otherwise they peep very loudly, or fall asleep all spread out like I sprinkled dead chicks in a brooder box above 96f. Silly chicks, but I'm paying attention to what they seem to be telling me. I have the window opened a crack and there's a big gap under the bathroom door for ventilation. Toilet seat down, but I have a bunch of plants and potting soil in my bathtub. Yes I'm crazy obviously. We're getting more pine shavings tonight for them later on to use early next week. Maybe. And vet wrap, pipe cleaners, laundry detergent & fabric softener and bigger feeders. My 26 chicks outside can't fit their heads inside the slots to clean out the feeders, so I took them off. I'll clean them well and sterilize them before I put the chick starter in it in the brooder box. After my bf gets home and I have extra hands I'll take and post more pictures.