My Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MultipleAnimals, May 21, 2016.

  1. MultipleAnimals

    MultipleAnimals Songster

    May 21, 2016
    I have seven baby chicks, they are around 20 something days old, I have them with their mom in the coop they are so cute, and just getting their feathers,I don't have pics right now but I will post some when I take some. What kind of food should they be eating? They have little blobs, I'm Guessing fluids, on their chests are those harmful?

  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    They should eat chick starter or starter/grower crumble. Mama can eat it too.

    If those blobs are primarily on the right side of the chick's chest/neck, it is likely a full crop and nothing to worry about. They should be pretty much empty first thing in the morning assuming they didn't have lights on all night, so you can check on it if you are worried.

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