Couple questions...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JanaBanana1, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you sex a baby chick by holding it tipped back almost upside down and if they draw the legs up its male... straight out female? I did this and got one of each...
    My other question is, can they eat flock raiser crumble? I called around and was told that this is good for all ages...mine are only 2 days old and we bought it to feed to them and their mama.
    We just moved mama hen and her babies into their own cage and hen run... hen had been setting on eggs for over 2 months and she finally got viable eggs that hatched her 2 babies [​IMG]
    Thanks for any and all answers!!
     
  2. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say you have a 50/50 chance of being right with that method... [​IMG]

    As far as the crumble question... what is the protein %? The chick starter I feed is 17% protein...

    Good luck with the new babies!!
     
  3. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:For some reason it doesnt say how much...just said no animal protein, only plant. thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The tipping technique is a myth.

    And if you have Purina Flock Raiser, it's 20% protein and yes, suitable for all ages. There should be a paper label sewed into the bottom seam of the bag containing ingredient and nutrition profile information.
     
  5. JanaBanana1

    JanaBanana1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks [​IMG] Yep its Purina.
     

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