Hi from Fla

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChiasPet, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. ChiasPet

    ChiasPet Hatching

    Jun 1, 2012
    So my son's class hatched 9 chicks over the memorial day weekend, his teacher is begging me to take them as the farmer is pretty aggressive when picking them up. I have wanted to have a couple of chickens, but have always been scared to take the leap, as I dont want to harm them by not knowing what to do.
    So we are babysitting the 4-5 day old chicks for the weekend. One of them has pasty butt. I read to moisten the area and try to clean out the poop, which I did and I applied a small amount of olive oil for preventative measures. is there any other advice I may need to keep these little guys happy? I would like to keep them. Is it better to get older chicks or is it possible for a newbie to raise them.
    Thanks in advance!!
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. It is good to keep to keep their bums clean. All they need is chick starter, water and heat, 90-95 degrees and they should be fine. :thumbsup
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chirping

  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hello and :welcome

    We've always raised our chickens from a young age, that way they get to know you and get used to having people around. Although grown chickens will still follow you round once they've settled in enough! :lol:
    You did the right thing for the pasty butt. That should settle down once the chicks have gotten over the stress of the move to a new home.
    best of luck!!

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Welcome Chias Where in Florida are you. We are located in Taylor County. Sounds like you handled the pasty butt fine. I usually dip their butts in a bowl of warm water then gently pull off the crusty poop Dont be afraid to ask questions on here thats what we are here for also check into and add your name to the Florida group over in Where are you Where am I sectiion Again welcome
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hello and [​IMG]

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