I'm a chicken momma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VelvetAndDaisy, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. VelvetAndDaisy

    VelvetAndDaisy New Egg

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    I've joined this site because I often have questions about my babies because I'm a worried momma.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Well Welcome----and we can not answer your questions until you ask them----Go!!
     
  3. VelvetAndDaisy

    VelvetAndDaisy New Egg

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    Okay so i have two little chickies I got yesterday, we can't get the rest until Wednesday. I have noticed one is always sleeping, she doesn't go to eat she just lays in the same spot and sleeps, I'm not sure if it's normal or not.

    She also opens her beak a lot and is breathing a lot faster than the other more lively one.
     
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  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be a problem, might not---kinda like my Wife's fainting goats---the male just lays around most of the day---the female is into and on anything she can find. Just keep them at the proper temp, give them plenty of room to get away from any heat, food and water and Monitor the baby. If you see a problem--just ask.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    These links may be helpful at the moment:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you showed her where the food is? You can tap on the container (like her mama would do), to show her the food. For water, dip her beak gently in the water so she knows that's where she drinks. She may sleep a lot because she is younger, had a rougher hatch, or is just plain hungry & thirsty.
     
  7. VelvetAndDaisy

    VelvetAndDaisy New Egg

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    She was eating at first, and drinking but her health just went downhill, now she is reduced to not being able to move and her breath is weak.. I think she is dying but I don't know why.. She was healthy when I got her
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under VelvetAndDaisy [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice and links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, VelvetandDaisy, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! Looks like you've received lots of great advice and links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :celebrate
     

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