more new chix questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swmommyto3, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. swmommyto3

    swmommyto3 Out Of The Brooder

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    we currently have 6 hens and I have ordered 12 chix coming weds, I think I have everything as far as the brooder goes and starter but is there anything I need to do as far as medication (other than what's in the starter)??? do they need to be wormed or anything? I know a chix isnt a puppy but that's the only baby animal experience I have to go on!
    tia!!!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The only meds that I have available is Sulmet. You can use the search button above, and check for the others. I know there is a list somewhere, maybe in the FAQs, but not sure. Good luck with your new babies!!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I keep a pouch of terramycin on hand and a pouch of electrolytes for emergencies. I didn't want to end up with a sick chick and have to drive to town frantically searching for these thing.
     
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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    i agree with the other posts. I have never given my babies anything but medicated chick starter and plenty of water. I have only lost one chick and that was on the same day I got them. It was doing poorly and wouldn't eat or drink when I got it. I tried to give it water and put it in the house on a heating pad but it died anyway. All of my other babies have done just fine even the big girls when the were chicks. If they are ok, I wouldn't worry about it, but that is just my opinion. My grandparents didn't do anything special and all of their birds were just fine. I'm sure they never had medicated food like today. All I remember was them throwing grain out for the birds. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yeah the only chicks I have lost from cocci were ones that I bought from a backyard breeder or at the auction. The ones that I have hatched and raised here have never had problems, and their food isn't even medicated.
     

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