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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JaceAgain, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, first off, he said the silkies are a week to two weeks, but they look a little rough? Is there any way to tell yet if they are girls/boys? Is there anything I'm missing at this point? How does the brooder look? Should I toss in a dirt/weed clump yet or is that not until another week? Is it possible to hold them too much? How do I tell if they are overheated?
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  2. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as for you brooder and chicks, here are just a few things to check for:
    Do you have an extra heat lamp handy?? Do your chicks have "Warm and Cool Zones" in their brooder?? ("Warm and Cool Zones" That just means: Do your chicks have a cool place in the brooder where they can go to, when they get too hot.) Are they being fed medicated chick starter and given clean water at all times??? Do they live in a low stress environment?? (To reduce the chance of coccodia.)
    And one other thing: Make surer that the heat lamp does not melt the side of the tote!!

    As for them getting to hot, if they are huddling udder the lamp, then you know you need to lower the heat lamp so that they can stay warm. If they are always trying to get away from the lamp, it is to hot so you should raise the lamp a bit. If they are all happily minding their own business and seem to be happily scratching and pecking and having fun, then you have the lamp at the right temperature for you chicks.

    As for being able to tell what sex they are, it is hard to do that until thay are a litte bit older. If you wait until they are 8 weeks old, it will be a TON easier to determine their sex.

    I hope this helps!

    Cute presentation BTW.
     
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  3. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I made their brooder bigger:)
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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