Cackle Hatchery Order Hatching @ 5a.m. on 4/4/2018

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Living_Legend, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Songster

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    They are being shipped 1,000 miles from Missouri to Maryland. Expected arrival date Friday 4/6/2018.

    3 BLACK LACED GOLDEN WYANDOTTE FEMALE
    3 BUCKEYE FEMALE
    3 DOMINIQUE FEMALE


    These are my first chicks ever! Getting excited. Any advice for delivery day?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Have your brooder warm and ready. Have warmed water for them to drink. Moisten their feed....get some nutri drench just in case someone is in crisis.....
    good luck! We drove to Cackle to pick up ours. I love Cackle!
     
  3. Living_Legend

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    Moisten their feed. Never heard that one. Is this normal practice?
     
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  4. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    No, but I do it. Makes it easier to eat. But not necessary. Cackle suggested it in the flyer they gave me.
     
  5. ATeacherChick

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    I have chicks from IDEAL arriving this week and am so excited! I have Nutri-Drench on hand, I am putting the pine flakes in their brooder the day before they arrive so any dust settles, and I have a bottle of vitamin/electrolyte powder I'll be mixing in their water the first couple weeks (diluting it progressively as I go), and also a powdered probiotic I'll be putting in the water the first week. All of this to give them as much of a starting boost as I can!
     
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  6. Living_Legend

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    I am glad I started this.... Um what is Nutri-Drench?
     
  7. SueT

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    It's a concentrated nutrient supplement that BYC pundits reco giving to birds in crisis. I got a 4 oz bottle at a feed store, have not used it for my chickens yet. If you can't find that, you can get packets of electrolytes for chicks.
     
  8. Living_Legend

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    I have electrolytes and probiotics is one of those the same as Nutri-Drench?
     
  9. ATeacherChick

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    It's almost like a healthy energy shake for chickens. Nutri-Drench can help a chick that is fading "bounce back" enough to have the energy to eat and drink so that it gives its little body a decent chance at living. At two or three days old it's almost more natural to the weak ones to just let themselves pass, rather than fight for life. Nutri Drench changes that if you're lucky.
     
  10. Living_Legend

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    Ok. I can Google this but since we are already talking.... is it liquid, a drink? Um so yea... it's not electrolytes?
     

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