giving them the best start

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by showbarnmom, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 day old chicks, there are only 4 in the box. Ambient temp is in the 80s, heat lamp spot is mid 90s. No body is excessively chirping and I've seen all 4 eat and drink. Picked up save a chick probiotics, and a medicated starter because these were free range last minute chicks that were being picked on peacocks. Should I/can I do anything else to help these guys?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    You can put apple cider vinegar in their water. Its really good for them.
     
  3. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it react with the probiotics in the water?
     
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    I dont know.
     
  5. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could alternate the water additives I guess?
     
  6. sumi

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    Yes, alternate the two. I've never used it together, so I don't know what it'll do, but I agree the ACV is great. It's very good for chicks.
     
  7. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it do for them? I know most of its principles for mammals, and humans. Same for birds?
     
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    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ty!
     

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