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Getting 25 Chicks on Monday....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grateful, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. grateful

    grateful Out Of The Brooder

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    WE have been waiting months and I believe we are all set up. One question.... I have read here to feed scratch to the day old chicks for 2-3 days to help with Pasty Butt. Any thoughts? Then I would switch over to Med Chick Starter.


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Don't give scratch to baby chicks! They'll end up with an impacted crop and die!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I agree. Medicated chick starter and fresh clean water at all times. Save the scratch for when they are older.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agreed, NO SCRATCH!! Fresh chick starter, clean water or sugar water.
     
  5. grateful

    grateful Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all. I thought that sounded a bit too much too soon. I have the water and the chick started all lined up and ready to go. Thanks
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:NO, NO, NO!! no scratch for babies! Put a little sugar or a tablespoon of clear corn syrup in their water if you have some with pasty butt, but NO SCRATCH! It would be like feeding a human baby a chunk of steak.
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    sry; saw your post and immediately had to answer; didn't bother to look down and see that your post had been adequately answered already! [​IMG] Good luck with your babies; enjoy them immensely, spend all the time you can with them! They grow up SO FAST! [​IMG]
     

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