My Journey since April 2nd. 1st time chickie mom

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickiezar, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Don't buy cornish hens if you cant slaughter them.
    Luckily. I was able to trade for 4 Buffs.

    2. Don't listen to the people at TSC they don't know what they are talking about.

    3. For the first 5 weeks my babies got electrolytes and probitiocs. Now they are on Apple Cider Vinegar and it works wonders.

    4. Grit Grit, ventilation ventilation

    5. Moldy spots under food or water trays ACV.
    ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar

    6. Snacks they love
    Dried oatmeal quick oats.
    Alfalfa Hay
    Worms of course
    Popcorn

    7. Invest in 1/4 plastic netting and it works wonders.

    1have another month before my oldest ones need nesting boxes. I built a lovely place for them.

    You can never have enough perches.

    My Sultan became a inside bird because they were mean to her, so know she's a bird not a chicken.

    DE works for everything.
    I put pebbles coarse sand and DE for wet areas and it works.

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  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    Looks like you've had a great journey so far and have learned an awful lot in a very short time. You're going to be a terrific chick-mom!

    You're Sultan is gorgeous and it's obvious she thinks she's very special.
     
  3. chickiezar

    chickiezar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I started with 24 and have 24.
    I may go overboard with the coop cleaning.
    They are my babies.
    I learn to purchase a fishing net a large one.
    I let them out for a lil while and they didnt want to go back inside.
    That's called the Catch a chicken exercise program.
     

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