i will like to prevent sick chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maralpz2006, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what can i give to my baby chicks to prevent illnest, something easy to give them,i hear put some garlic in their water,i was wondering if garlic will help them for sicknest
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know, but I would like to know too?
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just like there is no one thing to prevent all illnesses in humans, there is no one thing to prevent all illnesses in chicks. The most important things are to provide appropriate food (you may want to start your chicks on medicated feed) and clean, fresh water. You want to keep them at the appropriate temperature when they are young and provide safe housing.

    Check out the Learning Center at the top of the page. Chickens 101 is a great place to learn the basics.
     
  4. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well these are not my first babies, but i change water probably 9 or more times a day ,only grains and chicken feed, but i notice that they dont eat much like other babies that i had before, they are a week old
     
  5. mrsfig

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    I have the chicken health handbook, garlic is listed to use in food or water( garlic powder) for colds. Giving them medicated feed for chicks and adding vitamins/ electrolytes to the water is your best bet. Keeping them warm and out of drafts.
     
  6. maralpz2006

    maralpz2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you mrsfig
     

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