First Time Chick Parents, Spring 2016

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

  1. collie1470

    collie1470 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe have some corid on hand before the chicks arive? I wish we had. We may have been able to save our little one we lost.
     
  2. Chicksy

    Chicksy Out Of The Brooder

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    I just googled what Corid is for. I'm so sorry you've lost one. That does bring to mind the risk of getting new chicks. They would share a yard where my dogs poddy. I wonder if they could spread anything to my fur babies? Or when I have them in the brood crate in the house. New worries!
     
  3. kekstrom

    kekstrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have your brooder ready and set up so its warm and when you are home you can just put them inside immediately. :) And pasty butt... check regularly. We have one chick that seems more prone to it, so she was getting cleaned several times a day until we started putting olive oil around her vent, and then she hasn't had it as often.
     
  4. Chicksy

    Chicksy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for bringing up pasty butt. I looked it up and am now fully aware of what it is and how to treat it. So many good tips!
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily it's mostly just Salmonella concerns. People should wash their hands after handling poultry and dogs/cats tend to be okay as long as they have competent immune systems.
     
  6. kekstrom

    kekstrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are very welcome! I am a new to chickies too... so I have learned A TON in very little time thanks to BYC and asking lots of questions. Have fun and enjoy them! What day will you be getting them? How many? What kinds? And pics are a must! [​IMG]
     
  7. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm turning into a crazy chicken lady.
    I love my snuggles with the ladies
     
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  8. roosterscity

    roosterscity Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my guess on the genders:
    Pic# 1 and 4 are roosters
    Pic# 2 maybe rooster
    And the rest are hens
     
  9. clgraham76

    clgraham76 Out Of The Brooder

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    @collie1470, what is fermented feed? I'm a new chick mommy, (got ours 3 days ago), and mine spill their feed everywhere! Also, the little tags on their legs. I had been wondering at what point we could put those on them. Apparently now is fine. LOL. will they outgrow these and need new ones?

    Cute babies, btw. We got 5 "buff" from our co-op....I'm guessing they're orpingtons. We also got 2 goldsexlink pullets, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 3 bantams that they apparently didn't know the breeds of. I've posted in another thread on here and I've been told one of them is a mottled Cochin. The other two, I got different opinions on. So, I'm not sure what they are. But I love them! We are planning to get some ducklings and goslings in June. I seriously can't wait!

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    One of the possible Orpingtons

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    Rhode Island Red in front with one of the mystery bantams behind. [​IMG]

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    Mottled Cochin
     
  10. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link that will answer all your questions about fermented feed: https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/. Basically it is feed fermented by bacteria and yeast similar to yogurt or sourdough starter...it has a lot of benefits to feeding it.

    Colored zip ties as leg bands...you put them on loose enough so that they can't pull off the foot but they have room to grow, but yes you will have to replace at least once. Be sure to check to make sure they aren't too tight frequently while they are growing or they can act like a tourniquet.
     

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