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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyhen, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I had 4 hens to die. Thats the bad news.
    Now I feel a little crazy, I ordered 25 buff-o's. I have never raised a chick before. The feed store man walked me through it. I have the light. I have the feeders, waters etc.
    My hb is going to have hysterics when he finds out.
    Now I am going in the am and sanitize my coop. I have two hens left. No appearance of disease in them. THe others were sneezing and had swollen eyes, poop also watery. Antibiotics did not help. How old do new chicks need to be to go into coop that has two female brahmas in it. They appear very calm.
    I know it will probably be amonth or two at least. can you help me on this. Jean

  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Well, I'm sorry about your four hens. I would say that your chickies should be at least 8-12 wk. before moving them in fully. You can have them outside in a tractor maybe near the other hens so they can get used to each other.

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