New just trying to get information

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gloria916, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. gloria916

    gloria916 New Egg

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hello Everyone Im New To this But I Just Needed Some Information I Have 2 Baby Chicks And A New Duckling But I Was Wondering Does Anyone Know If Its Normal For My Duckling To Have His Mouth Just a Tiny Bit Open ? I Change His Water A Lot And I Dod Have Lamp On But Even When I Turned it Off He Was Still Like That Its Not like Him To Be Like That ..... Also My Chick Cries Alot Is That Normal ? And He Is Always So Tired I understand He Is A Baby But The female is so active Why Isnt He?
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    To get more information about the duckling, you can post your question here:

    As for the chick that cries all the time, what temp are you keeping your brooder at? If you have your heat lamp set up on one side of the brooder so one side is warmer than the other, the chick can move between warm spots and cooler spots as she wants. You'll want to keep that heat lamp on all the time while they are still young. Are you using a red light bulb or white (red is recommended)? Is the crying one getting enough to eat and drink or does she have pasty butt?

    There are lots of things that could be causing the one chick to peep all the time, maybe if you give us more information on your brooder set up (or even a photo) that would help.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area ( In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    welcome to Backyard chickens

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