They are here!!!! My 12 new little babies!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lizakn, May 23, 2012.

  1. lizakn

    lizakn In the Brooder

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    Our chicks have arrived! I picked them up this morning at our local Co-op. I think they love the camera already lol
    They are eating & drinking very well!...and seem to be quite happy :)
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  2. StormyMoon

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    aww how cute congrats :)
     
  3. Daloorashens

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    Cute!! congrats, have fun!!
     
  4. captainroo2

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    They are lovely; welcme to the world of Chicken Crazy. We have 32 coming in 32 days; got to get busy with their coop and run. Congratulations.
     
  5. You will very soon be chicken MAD!!
    Enjoy!!!!!
     
  6. lizakn

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    I have a question though-- is it normal for chicks
    to have "foamy poop" when they are 1st born?
    They are just Day Old chicks...& I have noticed
    (and can hear) foam like poop. Any info would
    be great!
    They are doing really well! As soon as I showed
    Them their water & food they started eating right away!
    They are even playing with each other...its so
    Cute!
    I think the lamp might be too warm for them though,
    because they keep sleeping away from it. So
    perhaps I'll move it up a bit :)
     
  7. lizakn

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    OK....so now I realize that the 'foamy poop' must be normal when they are first born....because now they are 'pooping' normal :)
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

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    When they're first born, their poop will be green. Since you got your chicks from the feedstore, they are probably a couple days old already and their poop is most likely going to be brown with a little bit of white. The white is their pee. The "foamy" poop that you are seeing is called cecal poop and it is normal, usually it is expelled every 8 poops or so.

    You may also notice some poop stuck on their vent (butt). Wet a paper towel with warm water and wipe the poop off. Be very gently as you don't want to tear their delicate skin. After they are a week old you shouldn't have to worry about pasty butt anymore.

    Definitaly raise the heat lamp if they appear to be too hot.

    Good luck with them, they're adorable!
     
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  9. mondotomhead

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    I was eating a scone when I read this (by mistake!) [​IMG]
     
  10. hugapug

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