Quick Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firearia, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    We just got chicks today and one of them is still a little visibly wet. On her little stomach there's not much fluff at all, is it still growing in? It's pretty bare and reddish. I know she's the youngest, the fluff thing just scares me though. [​IMG]

    If you need a picture just say so. [​IMG]

    One more thing actually, I have my chicks on layer (chick)starter... Is that bad? That's what the lady at the store said to feed the buffs, but I'm really not sure...
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    If it is "layer"feed it will have too much calcium in it.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hopefully, you actually have them on "chick starter" and NOT "layer" feed. The latter is not good at all for young birds not yet laying eggs -- too much calcium whilst they are growing. (It's not like people, who need more calcium as we grow.)
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  4. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Yeah it's chick starter... I re checked. I still need to know about that little one though.
  5. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Post a pix of her belly. She maybe picking at her stomach for some reason.......
  6. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Ok, give me two seconds. Maybe more I think my camera needs charging.

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