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My First Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkyeAus, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi :D are the chicks supposed to sleep a lot at first? I just put them in the brooder this morning. Its 94 in there, is that temp okay?[​IMG]
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Did they come in the mail? That's pretty stressful, and they will need to rest. Are they awake, eating, and drinking? If yes, see how they are tomorrow. Mary
     
  3. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    No they didn't come in the mail. They hatched yesterday afternoon in my incubator. They are trying to eat and are drinking
     
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Hatching is hard work. They don't need to eat or drink for the first couple of days - they are still being nourished by the remnants of the yolk sac. That's why hatcheries can ship them on hatch day and they (mostly) survive 3 days in the mail. If they aren't any livelier by tomorrow you can try giving them either some Nutri-drench (highly recommended) or a little sugar water. Keep us posted, please.
     
  5. SkyeAus

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    They are starting to look a little happier, will keep you posted. Thanks for the advice :)
     

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