Picking new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmhudson3, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. kmhudson3

    kmhudson3 In the Brooder

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    Heading to our local family owned farm supply to pick our chicks this weekend. What should we be looking for? Any particular physical signs or behaviors of an unhealthy chick? Ie: pasty butt
     
  2. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Songster

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    I always look out for a crossed beak, splayed legs, and just the general spunk the chick has.
     
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  3. barn206

    barn206 Songster

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    No pasty butts and they have to be lively. If you can pick older ones even better. Be aware if you want a rooster or not.. lastly don’t do what I did, buy chicks and didn’t have the coop built. Urghhh!!!
    Good luck :)
     
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