Early Hatch!!! Beautiful partridge silkie. PIC!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaybme, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. jaybme

    jaybme Songster

    Hi everyone, this little cutie survived a lot of things to get here, and hatched a day early in great shape- soooo happy!

    My other three white silkies are three weeks old today, and just getting over pasty butt. I read somewhere on the forum about a wise person who's chicks never had pasty butt, but I can't find the post! She said she never fed the first day, just sugar water or was it vinegar water?, and introduced feed the second day. Is that all I need to do ( different?)

    The chick(s) that hatch in this batch will be in a sterilized brooder, with a light, clean waterer, out of drafts, medicated chick feed tomorrow. Anything else I should do to prevent pasty butt?

    Thanks so much! I am going to take a pic and post it right now. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    What a pretty chick you have!! [​IMG]

    I don't know about the pasty butt thing, but I found the less I handled the "newborns" the first few days, the less of that I had~~At least that is all I could figure out that I did differently. [​IMG]
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Congrats!! Very cute fuzzy butt!

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