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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mimisbabies, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. mimisbabies

    mimisbabies New Egg

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    Hello everyone. Just hatched 5 baby chicks. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. They seem to be eating and drinking good. In a brooder in my room of all places. Lol. Like I said..Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I would suggest keeping your chicks in the brooder until they are well feathered out, and make sure that provide the grit they need for proper digestion. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks did you hatch?
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Put some clean marbles or glass pebbles in their water dish so they don't accidentally fall forward and drown - chicks do that honestly. Make sure all of them are eating and drinking and keep an eye out for pasty butt. Welcome to BYC
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the flock.[​IMG]
    It sounds like your adventure is just beginning! Chicks are so much fun. What breed are they? Just keep them warm, draft free, with lots of fresh water and food. Check for pasting, it's a buildup of lose droppings on or around the vent. If that's the case, wipe with damp paper towel and gently pat dry. Put an application of vasoline to keep from happening again. Good luck with them![​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chicks!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] My advice is to start building a predator proof coop. Have fun with them!
     
  9. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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