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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feetkissearth, Feb 18, 2016.
Is your mystery clean legged? Or feather legged?
Hi all!! We are a family with twelve, twelve day old chicks. We think they are Barred Rock and maybe Aracuna but aren't sure yet. So in love with them after just three days!!
Clean. The only feather legged is the Cochin I posted a pic of.
Another pic of mystery bantam
i have tried and tried to post pics of the other mystery bantam, but it won't ever work... It is silvery-black
Finally, maybe this will post. . This is the other mystery bantam.
To ferment the feed, you soak it in water until it gets a sweet, beer-like smell. I add some ACV into mine to get it going faster. I'm just feeding the 7 babies, so I just use a quart mason jar. I fill the jar halfway with their feed, add a splash of ACV with the mother, and fill it with water until the water is about an inch or so above the feed. I stir it twice a day, just to make sure it stays evenly wet. There are a few threads on here about it, but I guess it adds some good bacteria into their gut (much like eating yogurt does for us). When there's about 2 feedings left in the jar, I do the same with a second one. Some people use one container, but I prefer two, so I can wash them between batches.
They acted like I was feeding them poop the first day, since they had only had dry feed, but after that first night they went nuts. They don't spill it, I assume since it's pasty...so there isn't really waste. Once in a blue moon, they'll grab a mouthful run around with it so a few bits get dropped...but that's all. Their poop is a bit less stinky too.
As for the zipties, I check them once or twice a day, since the babies are doing a lot of growing. I had to change them the other day, since they were getting a bit too snug for my liking. They don't seem to mind them, so long as I make sure they don't get tight
I picked zipties because a pack of 100 colored ones was like $1 or so.....so I can change them out as much as needed without it being costly haha.
This one looks like it could be an OEG...
From Dunlap Hatchery-
Golden Seabright Bantam