Just got Some Peeps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nxb161, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. nxb161

    nxb161 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up with 6 of them. TSC said that was the minimum by law they could send me.
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    and I can't believe I forget the 3rd breed already [​IMG]

    The thermometer is only in there to make sure the temp is good, I'm going to go now and remove it.

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  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Congrats on your new chicks. They are beautiful :)
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    They are cute. Have fun with them.
     
  4. nxb161

    nxb161 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!

    Escape, Escape!
    I went in to check on the chicks and one was standing in front of the treadmill...
    So I put them in a larger box, and added a screen top as well.

    I get to go through adjusting the light and checking temps again, fun fun.

    I also was reading up on raw ACV. Next time I fill the water I'm going ot add a tablespoon (it is only a 1quarter waterer)
     
  5. nxb161

    nxb161 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another question, should the peeps be getting grit? Oh, the other breed I couldn't think of is leghorn.
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you start let them eat anything other than the chicken feed (like bits of fruit for treats or pecking at grass) then they should have some grit to help them breakdown anything that has fiber or doesn't turn to mush when wet. They sell chick grit which is finer grained, but some people give their chicks coarse sand if they have a clean source of it.
     
  7. nxb161

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    Yeah, I bought some grit on the way back from work, but when I got it home I thought it was quite big. So there is smaller grit that I should be giving them, huh?
    At this point they have crumbled feed, freshly killed mealworms, and fine cracked corn. I'm guessing they'd mainly need the grit for the corn?
     
  8. ChickieG'ma

    ChickieG'ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And probably for the mealworms too. And you don't have to kill the worms for them. They will have fun with live ones and you will have fun watching them! [​IMG]
     
  9. nxb161

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    I wasn't sure if I should kill them, just because they are sooo young.

    Took some new pics of the birds, thought I'd share:

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  10. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg you are talking about the meal worms thank you..
     

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