*Making Chicken Manual* any tips help things i can include ? :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lucyharper123, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i'm making a chicken manual to reassure me what to do if a chicken is acting up or if i want to try a new treat or something anything you want to include?
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Include a section or chapter on misconceptions, and false information that you find being spread around the chicken world...
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  3. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good idea, i did a similar thing for my cockatiels but havn't for my chookies.

    (by the way my chicks wing is doing really well, the vet said it was just soft tissue injury and now it is almost completely better) How are your girls?
     
  4. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for a manual I would focus on behavioural and health, but I have a strong personal interest in animal behaviour :)
     
  5. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i will do ! and thats fantastic to hear you're doing well, mine on the other hand was doing fine but died (r.i.p) [​IMG]i think it was marek's so ive ordered in the vaccination for next time and for my chickens the now ! [​IMG]
     
  6. TweeTea

    TweeTea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cursed Mareks! Sorry to hear she didn't make it. :(
     
  7. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its okay i'm pretty gutted! but i have disinfected everything and i'm putting another batch in soon ! :) so let hope these ones live a happy long life roaming about my farm ![​IMG]
     
  8. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell you this from experience. If it was Marek's, your hatchlings will have immunities and will be fine. Maybe not all, but 90% of them.

    As for a manual, make sure you add any medical info you can gather. How much of a certain med to give them for these symptoms and for how long. What the next course would be if it didn't work, etc.. I've been doing that since June and you'd be amazed at what you gather in your 'travels'. A list of 'musts' to have on hand when raising chicks. ACV, Blu-Kote, Bitter Apple spray. Anything like that, we tend to take for granted that we will remember and sometimes we don't.
     
  9. Agafan

    Agafan Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Please explain what each one is used for please: ACV, Blu-Kote, Bitter Apple spray. 
     
  10. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACV or apple cider vinegar, is used as an additive to their drinking water to promote better health and keep down parasites. Blu-Kote is a spray used on wounds to help them heal and keep out infection. Bitter Apple spray can be used to keep chicks from picking at each other.
     

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