Bantam experts! Are they usually...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NYRIR, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

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    slower to start? I bought 7 Bantams(my first) from TSC.(6 bird minimum and who could leave number 7 all alone? [​IMG] ) I THINK I got 4 Golden Sebrights and possibly 3 Mille Fluer D'Uccles?? They are tannish with reddish on the faces and some gray mixed in.They also have feathered feet and toes?Anyway,they were very sluggish for the first 2 days and I added some sugar to the water.They perked up some but not enough,so I went back to TSC (dangerous,right? [​IMG] ) and got some vitamin/electrolyte mix,added that and they seem much better.However,it is day 3 going into day four and I'm having to clean pasty butt 2 x a day?Should this stop eventually? Also,if anyone can post pics of their bantam Mille Fluer D'uccles I'd appreciate it a lot! Thanks [​IMG]
     

  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Songster

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    I have a d'uccle, don't know what coloring and she's about 3-5 days old
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Songster

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    What does it look like? Can you post a pic? I would post mine but my son dropped my cam and broke it [​IMG] I need a new one....
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think it's the fact that they're bantams....it's that they were shipped and ended up in the feedstore.....not the best start for a chicks whether it's a bantam or LF. My bantams that I've hatched are most times very perky and hit the ground running.
     

  5. suzeqf

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    I'm not an expert all 4 of my batums are very active 2 are 2 weeks old and 2 are 1 week old
     

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