New to having baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Andee8302, May 20, 2012.

  1. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Hi My name is Andie, I just acquired 14 new baby chicks, 6 Barred Rocks and 8 Americaunans. I did a lot of reading up on how to care for them. They will be a week old tomorrow. They seem to love when I dip my finger into their water and then into their food, then eating it off my finger. They go nuts over it. My question is, would it be ok to make a mash out of their food with a little water and give it to them to eat?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  3. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Thanks Kevin !!! [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    It would get nasty pretty fast at brooder temps
     
  5. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Thanks !! I did think of that and intend on taking it out after a few mins. But it won't hurt them, correct?
     
  6. crazychickenwom

    crazychickenwom Chirping

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    No! it will not hurt them and it will not get too nasty if you use only enough for them to eat during the day. I feed my chicks fermented feed (mash like consistency) twice a day and they eat it all up. I make sure to pay attention to when they are eating it all and are still hungry etc. They love the mash, and because the grains swell they are not as likely to waste the food because it is not as easy for them to spill it. Also, it makes the food last a little longer.

    So, if your chicks like it then go for it!! Mine love theirs! And feel free to check out the thread on fermenting feed! It is very informative!
     
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  7. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] there are lot of BYC members here will help.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Andee8302

    Andee8302 In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the replies and all the welcomes !!! I will try this on my chicks tomorrow.

    Thanks again everyone !!!

    PS I'm here in Maine [​IMG]
     

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