First Time Chick Parents, Spring 2016

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feetkissearth, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI all my girls are 2 weeks old now. How long do u need to keep feeding them medicated starter? I would like to switch to the non medicated dumor feed.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You can change them to non-medicated whenever you want. Some of us never use medicated feed.
     
  3. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks Keesmom
     
  4. chicksdontmeow

    chicksdontmeow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! First time chick parent and first time chicken owner in general. Going to be getting five barred rock girls tomorrow if everything goes to plan. Super excited!
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :frow. We expect pics, of course...
     
  6. chicksdontmeow

    chicksdontmeow Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes, definitely going to be posting a lot of pictures!
     
  7. RMcManis2015

    RMcManis2015 New Egg

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    We are new chicken parents, we got 5 chicks on Friday. 3 frizzles, 1 faverolle and 1 polish. I had read about pasty butt, but I didn't realize how often I should be checking them! We are celebrating easter with family right now and I can't wait to get back home and check on them. If they have droppings stuck to their rear I should just rinse it gently with warm water? Just air dry?
     
  8. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. You can pat dry with a paper towel then stick them under their heat source to finish drying.
     
  9. RMcManis2015

    RMcManis2015 New Egg

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  10. Stormy4369

    Stormy4369 New Egg

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    I'm a first time chick parent, I have 1 2.5 week old Rhode Island Red, 1 2.5 week old Barred Plymouth Rock , 1 one month old Mottled Orpington and 1 two month old blue Orpington. As soon as the one month old is six weeks old, the Orpingtons can go in the coop.
     

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