help with new baby chicks 1 day old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when do they start to pooh , just wondering they are almost a day old:)
     
  2. baxtor698

    baxtor698 New Egg

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    we just had one born and he was orphaned but he poohed about 4 or 5 hours afterward. this is my first chicken that i am raising so i will try to help as i am trying to find all sorts of help myself. are they eating and drinking any water?
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:make sure thier vents are not stopped on the way home if they came via mail. I think pasty vents can caus problems.
     
  4. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just got my chicks last week and I had one with pasty butt...I soaked a paper towel in warm water and gently removed the plug and now she is doing great. I check them all daily for it , as I figure it would be easier to remove a small plug rather then a big one . Good luck with your new babies!! [​IMG]
     
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    How do you tell if they have pasty butt?! I have my new three, and unless I catch them in the act of pooping, how can I make sure they are ok?[​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You will know if they have pasty butt. It will literally show up as a clump of poo hanging off their bums.
     
  7. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Thanks-and as the new mom of two silkies, luv your name!!![​IMG]
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My chicks started pooping right away. They had chick starter and water available to them their first day.
     

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