New Mommy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RosyPerez, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. RosyPerez

    RosyPerez New Egg

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    Hello,
    I would just love if any of you would share tips or advice on raising chicks. As this is my first flock.
    I have a total of 8, and they are indoors as they are only 4 days old.
    I have:
    - 2 Buff Orpington
    - 2 Barred Rock
    - 2 Rhode Island Red
    - 1 Ameraucana
    - 1 White Plymouth Rock

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated
    Thanks
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  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the food you are giving them hard boil a couple eggs and take out the yoke and smash it up into their food. It will give them some extra protein and vitamins to ensure they live and are healthy. Also make sure if their water is in a bowl that they cannot drown in it.You can do this by placing some rubber bands around the bowl.
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  3. RosyPerez

    RosyPerez New Egg

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    So just give the yoke, and no egg white? Thank you much!!
     
  4. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to byc! It sounds like you have a cute bunch!
    i have not raised REALLY YOUNG chicks, although I know it's better in many ways than starting with adults like we did. [​IMG]
    Check out the learning center. There are many things to learn.
     
  5. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can feed them whites, but they are not as nutritious as the yolks. If I were you, I would feed them both the yolk and whites by mashing it all up into very small pieces. If the pieces are too big, the chicks will not eat it.
     
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  6. RosyPerez

    RosyPerez New Egg

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    Yes!! They are adorable! Thank you. I will check it out
     
  7. RosyPerez

    RosyPerez New Egg

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    Can I mix it with their starter or do I need to add grit? Or give as is?
     
  8. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some people do not add grit, but I would add a dust bathing area on the side with chick grit mixed in or coarse sand for them to pick at if they want to
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under RosyPerez [​IMG] Welcome!

    I have always had mumma hens raise a hatch so I can not really help with brooder chicks. However, this is a link to the Learning Centre puffypoo22 mentioned: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes to you and the little ones.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, RosyPerez, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Love the rubber band idea! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     

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