Sitting Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by johnk1126, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I'm a beginner to my chicks. I've got some problems. My chicks sits too much and they have a bruise around their eye. Can anyone give me a solution?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by sit too much? Baby's just sleep, eat and poop a lot for the first week. Bruising? Are their eyes injured? They peck at everything at first including at each others eyes.
     
  3. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe they are cold or tired.
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chicks are cold they normally are very loud and let you know they are not happy and are in distress. They will pile on top of each other and can smother the bottom ones. Tired acting after the first couple days may mean they are not eatting and/or drinking and are not thriving - they need help ASAP

    How old are your chicks that "sit too much"? Can you post some pictures of you chicks?
     
  5. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    it's hard but I will try to take some pictures of them
     
  6. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    umm... I new that they sit when they sleep. Though, thanks!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What are you feeding them? Bruising around the eye could be trauma, nutritional, or genetic issues.
     
  8. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture will help
     
  9. johnk1126

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  10. johnk1126

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    Does that mean good or bad?
    I feed peanuts and sometimes flies.
    I gave some dogfood last week, and I new that its not a good food.
     
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