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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ScottLee, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. ScottLee

    ScottLee Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get her some chick starter, and put her in a brooder with a light to keep her warm, she should do just fine. You can put a stuffed animal and/or a mirror if you think she is lonely. She is pretty cute.
     
  3. ScottLee

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    Whats chick starter.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Chick starter is feed made especially to help babies grow.
     
  5. ScottLee

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    This morning she was almost dead, threw the day she made no imopriovment, head and legs floppy, eyes closed but moving slightly if i touched it. I asked my uncle to end it for her.

    Just wanted to let you all know.
     
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry she didn't make it for you. Did you ever see the chick eat or drink? With singletons sometimes it helps if you dip their beak in the water and/or use your finger to peck at the food to get the chick interested.

    Also, with bantys, they are small chicks and you might have to make the crumbles smaller so they can actually eat it. You can use a zippy bag and a rolling pin, or a blender to chop up the feed more fine.

    Finally, heat is of the utmost importance. New chicks have to have temps around 90 degrees for the first week, and lowering temps 5 degrees each week until the brooder temp is around 70 degrees and the chick has most of its feathers.

    Forgive me if I'm repeating what you already know, but it seemed from your first posts that you were pretty new at raising chicks?

    There is a link called 'Learning Center' at the very tippy top of this page where you can click to get lots more info on raising chicks if you need it.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Single chicks can survive just fine if you take care of them right. All chicks need heat when they hatch. They need to be kept up near 95F at first with the temp lowered slowly. They need to be fed correctly and they need a waterer they can drink out of without drowning in.
     
  8. ScottLee

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    i tryed fine crumbles and dipped its beak in ater and also tryed a water droper. I think the problem was heat , i just didint keep it warm enough. This was my first attempt, im not going to let anymore hatch untill im better prepared.
     

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