Chicken newbies again

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Taylorbrood, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Taylorbrood

    Taylorbrood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to say hi, It's been 20 years since we had chickens (which lived in the bathtub, because it was either that or the child was going to sleep with them). So here we are with six little ones and two ducklings. Any advice? the chicks are under a heat lamp as are the ducks, but I placed a towel like a fort on the side and the little ones are huddled under it as if it was their mama, except for the ducklings. these guys are less then 5 days old, did get medicated feed and am wondering how do you get them to go to sleep.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Taylorbrood, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community and welcome back to the wonderful world of chickens! The Learning Center and it's many useful articles might be a useful refresher as you re-enter the chicken lifestyle:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    With your duckings, I think they have a a different diet than do your chicks. Here's a link to the Ducks Forum for questions and an additional link with articles on general duck information:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
    And one on duckling care: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

    And here you can find your state thread and chat with some poultry "locals":
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Good luck and thanks for joining BYC - enjoy the journey!! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure but, I think ducks don't get medicated starter feed. You could ask on the duck thread.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Taylorbrood [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    You've received a lot of information so I'll just say hello and wish you well with your new little ones!
     
  6. Taylorbrood

    Taylorbrood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen alot about ducksand medicated feed, so questiond TS about it, they said thats what they eat, and that is what they feed them, so not being able to find unmedicated anything, I have been giving them eggs, oats, wheat, brocolli and cranberries. they are almost 4 weeks old and huge.
     

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