"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Try to use a washcloth this time and hold it on longer, and warmer but not hot hot

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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    also is she drinking? electrolytes?

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  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    @chicken hawk 33

    Seems Ducks and Geese can get a condition called "Sticky Eye"

    One main cause is not having a waterer deep enough for them to dip their entire bill into
    What waterer are you using?





    A cake pan and cooling rack inside a rubbermaid tub work well to help catch
    excess water and feed for an easy clean up in the brooder. Its important to keep the brooder dry!
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    Cut jugs at the base level of the chicks neck so they can drink
    and if they do get inside the jug it wont be over their heads.
    Just big enough to get their head in and out comfortably.
    And throw the lid out, DONT put it on the jug!

    Make a new jug every week or as needed, Ducklings GROW FAST!
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    REFER TO THIS LINK FOR A GREAT ADULT WATERER! http://permaculturenews.org/2013/05/20/poo-free-self-filling-duck-waterer/
     
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  4. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use these for chickens?
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I can. You interested in some?
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    chicken19 I wouldnt no





    Ughhh just culled a blind chick!!! thats a first blind one that I know of!!! and weird I was reading about CH stuff!!!
     
  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sorry! [​IMG]
     
  9. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Full bators do better right? So I should add about a dozen of my mixed eggs with my bought eggs right?? :D
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Absolutely!
     

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