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Just got chicks help !!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MattSiewrt, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. MattSiewrt

    MattSiewrt In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2013
    Hello I jus bought some chicks from someone down the road and I brought them home and they are just laying under the heat lamp an now there sleeping my quest is do chicks take naps during the day? How do you tell if a chik is healthy or not help and one of them is a guineas fowl

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes they are babies- they sleep a lot.

    As long as they do wake up and run around/eat and drink and don't act lethargic they are doing fine.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yep, they eat, sleep, and poop just like all baby animals - humans included. [​IMG]
  4. MattSiewrt

    MattSiewrt In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2013
    Okay thank y'all I have a little bowl of water in there and I crush up some of the chicken pellets for them
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    If the food you are giving them is layer pellets you don't want to keep feeding that to them, to much calcium. If it's a flock raiser type feed then that's fine, otherwise need to pick up a bag of chick starter for them.

    Chicks are healthy when you see them running around, peeping softly, eating and drinking when they are awake. They will nap frequently. Chicks that stand hunched up or puffed up with eyes closed, off by themselves, not wanting to eat or drink.....that is a sick chick.

    Keep an eye out for coccidiosis, probably the most common problem chicks are faced with. Good idea to keep Corid on hand just in case.

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