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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kaylaberry, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. kaylaberry

    kaylaberry Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a baby chicken as a gift. I have no idea how to care for it. It might be a week or 2 weeks old. I have the food and everything. Ive been keeping it warm with a heat pack made out of rice and cloth. Its my second day and it looks like its yawming. It opens its mouth alot. It can walk and eat. Im scared. Is it normal that it opens its mouth??? I really am freaking out.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! They do yawn and stretch yes, but it could also be a problem with the food. Is your food fine enough for the chick to eat? If the chick crumb is too large this can cause a problem for them. You may need to grind it up more for the chick. Have you thought about getting it a friend? They do so much better when they have a friend. Here is a mice article from the learning centre ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. kaylaberry

    kaylaberry Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so so much!!!!
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you decided to join us!!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What kind of feed are you giving it? Maybe it would go down easier, if it was dampened a bit. Are you using feed for young chicks? I answered you on another thread re: having a chick in an apartment.
     

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