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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

    Feb 22, 2009
    ontario, canada
    when do they start to pooh , just wondering they are almost a day old:)
  2. baxtor698

    baxtor698 New Egg

    Apr 7, 2009
    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

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    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

    Mar 29, 2009
    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

    Mar 29, 2009
    Thanks-and as the new mom of two silkies, luv your name!!![​IMG]
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    My chicks started pooping right away. They had chick starter and water available to them their first day.

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