Ducky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DuckysGran, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. DuckysGran

    DuckysGran Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter has a one month old baby chicken, he's kind of a stray. My neighbor took in an abandon rooster and then got him a hen. Down the line we ended up with Ducky. I have NEVER been around chickens before is there anything I should watch for and if I suspect gape worm (just from googling) does it hurt to treat them as a precaution? And one more thing when will I know if Ducky is a he or she? [​IMG]
     
  2. chloechicks

    chloechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure about the gape worm, but as far as gender, it will be easier to sex around 2 months old. Gender is never 100% until a crow is heard or an egg is layed. The saying is: you never know until they crow
     
  3. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm not sure on the gape worm either. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will post soon. As for the gender, I would say pullet. Nothing 100%!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Why do you think this chick could have gapeworm? Have you researched the symptoms?
     
  6. DuckysGran

    DuckysGran Out Of The Brooder

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    I researched because I had no idea chickens yawned and that came up quite a bit! I don't think she has it though, she seems to really just yawn after a long day of running around, may just be tired! But with my daughter loving her so much I want to make sure I do everything to keep her healthy!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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