So, it wasn't the smartest thing I ever did.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ggrap, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. ggrap

    ggrap Songster

    Jun 5, 2007
    Last night I decided that my chicks would like the remaining juice from my canned peaches. So, I poured it on some of their food.

    This morning I have some sticky chicks that are not very happy with me. They are a week old.

    I am thinking I may need to give them a bath and possibly put them in the bator or in a small box with a strong heat lamp.

    Any advice?
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I washed some serious pasty butts at one week old . . . wih got them pretty well soaked by the time I was through. Then I towel dried and then blow dried on low. They hated it the first time, no complaints the second time around. No sniffles or other problems all big and healthy now. I used a drop of dawn in warm water for the wash.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Unless the peaches were packed in their own juice and nothing else, I wouldn't do that again while they are still young. The syrup has tons of sugar in it.
    We all live and learn when our chicks are young.

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