Egg yolk, banana, and egg shell....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thunderkitty, May 10, 2007.

  1. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty In the Brooder

    So these are the things I took it upon myself to feed my 2 week old chicks as a treat. They are in a new home (box) now as of today and it is considerably larger, and I lowered their light to compensate. A few of them had been laying on their sides and lifting a wing which is new for them. Do you guys think this is because thy are hot or should I have given them some grit? [​IMG] When I come near and they get spooked they do move so they aren't deathly sick (yet) so to speak. One of them was visibly panting till I came near him and tried to look...
    Last edited: May 10, 2007
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    CHeck the temp in your brooder. It should be 95 degrees when they are born and lower the temp each week by about 5 degrees. It sounds like they are too warm if they are panting.

    Most chicks like to "sun" themselves on their side-wing up. They will even do this under a light in the brooder. Make sure you have cool (not cold-not too warm) water for them to drink, and check that temperature.

    I would hold off on the exotic food treats until they are a bit older. And yes, you should offer a bit of fine ground grit when you start to offer treats other than chick feed.

    Best wishes
  3. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty In the Brooder

    Can they wait till tomorrow on grit as I have none? [​IMG]
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I agree with Fowlweatherfriends .[​IMG]
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    If you can't get grit right away you can always find some sand or in a pinch, try getting some dirt from outside. Not the best but in an emergency I don't think it would hurt.

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