New Dad of Buff Orps needs help.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by awalters0815, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 8 Buff Orpingtons yesterday. They are about 4-6 weeks old. They only have a little fuzz, mostly feathers. I have a light for them for heat as awell as chick feed. Is there any thing else I can do for them? This is my first time with chicks. Also, what behaviors and signs will help me to sex them? I tried to picks what I thought were pullets based on having smaller combs than others that they had, but I'm sure I probably did not guess 100% right. At what age should I be able to tell for sure?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure they have water too. Pink combs are usually a dead giveaway for roos. I'd feed medicated feed but that's just me. Sounds like your doing ok so far.
     
  3. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they have water. I put some electrlyte in it since hey had a 90 minute car ride home.
     

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