hello from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by freakshow5, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. freakshow5

    freakshow5 Chirping

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    Hi, I am new to raising chicks, I have 8 baby chicks and they are a week old. I have one who's a wicked bully and one who's very lazy.

    I have raised sugar gliders, so hopefully these little ones are a little eaiser.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I would love to have some Sugar Gliders. They are so cute. I have raised Flying Squirrels in the past, and other than the fact that they are rodents instead of marsupials, the two animals share a lot of similarities. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks do you have?
     
  3. freakshow5

    freakshow5 Chirping

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    Yes they are very similar. mine like to bark and they sound like my puppies.

    I have 2 Rhode Island Red named Rose & Amber, 2 Buff Orpington named Elsa & Anna, 2 Araucana named Batman & Quiggly, 1 Barred Rock named Black Canary, and 1 Hubbard gold comet named Magnus Bane. Btw, they are all hens my kids & grandkids named them.

    I have one chick who's a bully, pecking @ the other chicks eyes, there's plenty of food. and one who only wants to sit on her bum.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    There is a few things you can do to stop the bullying. First, lower the temp in the brooder. At one week of age, they should be somewhere in the mid to upper 80's. High heat makes them turn on each other. Next, give them something to do. Cut down a cereal box and put some dried leaves, alfalfa leaves, some sand, chick starter, even some dirt from outside in it and this burns off energy and relaxes them....

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    You can lay down wash clothes to play on, put in some cut branches from a tree outside for playing and roosting on, a small mirror to see themselves, etc....Just give them something to do.

    Keep an eye on the one you say is lazy. There is usually no such thing as a lazy chick and there could be something wrong.

    Good luck with your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Your kids and grandkids obviously like Disney princesses and DC superheroes. My granddaughter names our hens after DC princesses.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. freakshow5

    freakshow5 Chirping

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    yes, they do, its kinda funny what they come up with
     
  8. freakshow5

    freakshow5 Chirping

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    thank you very much for the suggestions, I think the "lazy" chick has splayed legs
     
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  10. sumi

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