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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TurtlePowerTrav, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    So I am at Wilco Farm Store for some chicken feed and they have in stock for fall chicks EE(labeled as Ameracuana) and Golden Sex-link. Two weeks ago when I was there all the EE's were reserved. Not this time, and they just hatched Wednesday. So I called my DW and asked if I could get 2 EE's and one Sex-link now since I was planning on getting them in spring when I order about 10 LF and Bantams. She said I could. Yay. So here I go with a second batch of birds to raise.
     
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    beausonge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My local Wilco "caught" me too! I will try to post pictures this next week - too busy this weekend.

    I would love to se pictures of yours when you get the time,

    Happy raising chicks!
     
  3. sumi

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    I'm so glad we don't have shops selling chicks here! I'll have a 1 000 chickens by now LOL Enjoy your babies!
     
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    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahhh memories... just a few chicks. lol. Wifey would probably think something was wrong with me if i came home with less then 20
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Well, one of the EE's was starting to get a pasty butt. So I brought her in and used a warm washcloth and wiped gently until it was clean. My first batch of chicks were 1 week and 2-3 weeks old, didn't have pasty butt issues. Raising from 2 day old is so different, but still fun.[​IMG]
     
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    duckie mama Out Of The Brooder

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    we use rain water caught in a rain barrel so far no pasty butt i think it is the chlorine in the tap water
     
  7. sumi

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    I heard it's heat and stress and I can't remember what else that causes it. I put ACV in they drink water and it worked. That's one of the best tips I ever got!
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    No chlorine here. I have a whole house filtration system. I am allergic to the chlorine.
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I think she just didn't get positioned right for the poo or toppled backwards. It was just a little dried poo on feathers covering vent area. I have them on ACV. She was fine lastnight went I went out to look in on them. [​IMG]
     
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    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Here ya go[​IMG]
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    Pics 1 & 2 are the EE's, don't have names yet, gonna wait for coloring and personality. 3 is Golden Sex-link, Amber is her name since she will be amber colored. 4 is group shot.
     

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