New to this- I own a little baby chick :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by itsnina, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. itsnina

    itsnina Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm karina and this is my baby "Polluelo" . I got him on Saturday and today he is six days old . I believe it's a him from what I heard and read. My baby is aggressive so I guess it's a boy lol he is very attached to me. I can't leave him in a room alone because he starts chirping really loud . He has a bed schedule and has nap times too. I feed him grinded rice and grinded sesame seeds. What else can I feed him? He poops a lot and I love giving him water. Any advice will be appreciated
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Chicks do best on chick starter crumbs which you can buy at a pet shop or feedstore. It is formulated to meet their nutrient requirements. Mashed boiled egg would be a good treat for your chick at this stage. Chickens are very social creatures and do better with a chicken companion. Is it possible for you to get your lone chick a buddy?

    For more on chick care and raising have a look at our Learning Centre, here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
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  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    give him a mirror, do you have something to keep him warm? I feed my chicks everything, besides chick feed.
     
  4. itsnina

    itsnina Out Of The Brooder

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    A mirror ? I'll try it out and yeah he eats anything he finds but I try keeping an eye on him
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I like to give my chicks egg yolk mixed with water, they just lived on egg yolk while in the egg it is fine, and sometimes when they are eating reg I givem a bit of scrambled.
     

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