New to chickens in Alabama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Janj76, May 19, 2017.

  1. Janj76

    Janj76 Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_0086.JPG I just received 15 chicks from McMurray Hatchery on Wed! I am so excited! I bought a prefab coop and small run but I know now I will be adding to that! My chicks are so cute and changing daily! I'm glad to have a forum where I can ask all the questions I'm sure I will have.
     
  2. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Janj76

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    I have a chick I just noticed is a little ruffled up and just standing there. I gave her a little sugar water to perk her up. I hope it helps. I am going to get some yogurt tomorrow. They are getting probiotics and electrolytes in their water.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful assortment - what breeds did you order? You can also get Polyvisol pediatric vitamin drops from a drug store, Walmart etc. For very young chick I would suggest 2 drops 3 x a day. You can put the drops just inside the beak, so if it doesn't want to swallow it can push them out.
     
  5. Janj76

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    I got several different Wyandottes, a Buff Ope, Partridge Rock hen & rooster, a light Brahma, Speckled Sussex, Black australorp (I think this is the sick one), a NH Red, Buttercup and a Golden Polish.
     
  6. Janj76

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    I gave the sick chick some sugar water a couple of times and some water with electrolytes in it. I will see how she is in the morning. Thanks!
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new littles!

    These links may be interesting
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/h...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us, you sure have some cute chicks!
     
  9. Janj76

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    :thI think my sick chick is my male or female Partridge Rock. I only ordered one rooster and he's the PR. I hope it isn't him that's sick.
     
  10. Janj76

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    My little sick chick died last night. I knew she would. She was just laying face down when I went to bed. The rest look great! I hope it's the only one I lose.
     

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