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Moving on to my next "stage"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yard full o' rocks, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just completed my first incubator hatch. We have 13 buff orp chicks from the 14 we put in the 'bator. We are soooo excited and they are sooo cute.[​IMG] Now, they are all in the brooder. Temp is maintaining about 94 degrees and they all seem happy and active. All are drinking and BOY ARE THEY EATING!!!! Its too funny. At this point is there any medication, additives, etc, etc that I need to give them? This is ALL new to me so any help at all is greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    If they are active and none look weak, just feed them chick start and water. They eat way more than any person ever thought!!!!
     
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congratulations!! i hope my first hatch is as successful - day 4 here!
     
  4. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANK YOU very much....after a good hatch I want to make sure I am taking proper care of those "babies". They remind me of my boys when they were newborns....once they are full and warm....they just fall asleep....sometimes standing up. They are too funny and soooo cute.
     
  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congratulations!! i hope my first hatch is as successful - day 4 here!

    Sending you good hatching vibes...[​IMG]...the BYC members here are SOOOO helpful and friendly. I am not sure exactly who started this whole thing, but the Good Lord will surely put a star in their crown. BYC has been so wonderful to me. Good luck with your hatch.[​IMG]
     
  6. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much - I am very nervous!!
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:THANK YOU very much....after a good hatch I want to make sure I am taking proper care of those "babies". They remind me of my boys when they were newborns....once they are full and warm....they just fall asleep....sometimes standing up. They are too funny and soooo cute.

    If you notice any of them showing signs of weakness add electrolytes to the water!!!
     
  8. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANK YOU very much....after a good hatch I want to make sure I am taking proper care of those "babies". They remind me of my boys when they were newborns....once they are full and warm....they just fall asleep....sometimes standing up. They are too funny and soooo cute.

    If you notice any of them showing signs of weakness add electrolytes to the water!!!

    Should I need electrolytes, where do I get it? Use Gatorade?
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:If you notice any of them showing signs of weakness add electrolytes to the water!!!

    Should I need electrolytes, where do I get it? Use Gatorade?

    Yep! Easy as that!
     

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