Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggchel, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    Quote:But paper towels are ok? Nubby type paper towels, I've been told.
  2. BackyardBirds720

    BackyardBirds720 In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    North Central Florida
    I will definantly keep everyone posted on how it all goes - and try to get some pics too.
  3. tegg

    tegg In the Brooder

    Nov 11, 2007
    i learnt the hard way that simply letting the day old chicks outside in a well ventilated aivery covered to protect from eliments, with their mother was the worst thing i could have done. i asume because the flock was right next door to mum and her babys, they pased somthing on to the little guys ane very very sick. they died after only a week of age. i thought i suffered but mumy hen was so destraught. i had to hold her constuntly to calme her down. she is looking for her babys constantly,,,but i have nothing to give her.
    here in the northern territory Australia bacterial disies is comon but i was not aware of how fragile the chicks amune system was. from now on i will leave any new chicks inside with their mum with ocational walks outside. im still kicking myself about this mishap.
  4. smith08

    smith08 Hatching

    Oct 1, 2008
    The most common cause of Early Chick Mortality in cockatiels, based on my experience to date, is behavioral and usually occurs with young, inexperienced birds when they are faced with a large brood or too many chicks hatch simultaneously.



  5. riley

    riley Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    Mooers, NY
    thank you that is so helpful
  6. WWolf

    WWolf In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    San Diego
    Thank you for the GREAT in a nutshell info piece. I hope this gets saved for all to easily access. Things I really need to know, I got chicks on the way ! Wolf
  7. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    [​IMG] Good Information! Thanks...
  8. chuckyjo

    chuckyjo In the Brooder

    Quote:I absolutely totally agree! Only on my second batch of babies and I'm an amateur, but common sense guided me with my first lot and the new babies, as it does with yourself, and I'm implementing the same methods with the new babies. I didn't stick to any rules with the first ones, but just made sure they were warm enough, with options of shelter and bedding if they wanted it, food and water, and in warm sunny weather I put them outside in their box with a mesh grille on top. This was from a week old. My aim was to get them accustomed to life as a free range chick and acclimatised to outdoor conditions as soon a possible. Namby-pambying them does no good and they'll end up with poor immunity and an inability to withstand adverse conditions.
  9. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    early chick mortality? [​IMG]
  10. Bagdad Chicken Mom

    Bagdad Chicken Mom Chirping

    Mar 28, 2009
    Milton, Florida
    WOW, thank you for all of that great information! Sure is alot to absorb! I will keep my radar out for anything out of the ordinary. I just love my new Americanas biddies. Can't wait to get my peafowls later. Hope I keep a happy medium for the 100% air in the brooder box with light.

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