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Selecting chicks at Feed Store

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kirghizstan, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. kirghizstan

    kirghizstan Out Of The Brooder

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    So what are your tips for selecting healthy chicks at the feed store?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You want to pick the chicks that are actively running around eating and drinking - do not take those that are hunched up, eyes closed, peeping and huddling, or with pasty butt. good luck in your selection.
     
  3. kirghizstan

    kirghizstan Out Of The Brooder

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    When going into the unsexed bin for Barred Rocks and Black Australorps, do you have any tips on picking females.

    I read the males will be running around bullying the others but you just said you want ones that are running around so that would seem to counter that idea
     

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