Things I should know?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gvnam, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey!

    Sometime this week, I should be getting 4 or so black star (black star, black rock, black sex link) chicks.is there anything I should definitely know about taking care of day old chicks or is it as easy as taking care of a couple week old chicks?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Keep them warm, make sure they cant drown in their water!
     
  3. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Food, water, warmth and shelter. That's about it! Something to keep them contained with paper towels and/or pine shavings for bedding and a CHICK waterer so they can't drown.
     
  4. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there is a very important thing about baby chicks-- don't forget to.....ENJOY them--they grow up to darn fast. LOL!!!!! Mine are 11 weeks now. I had got them when they were 2 days old. Every day or even every hour something changed on them- a wing came in, a feather grew, they lost down, Before I knew it they were full grown.
    One thing you should be on the look out for is pasty butt.
    Good luck with your chicks!![​IMG]
     
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  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lorain's fids :

    Yes there is a very important thing about baby chicks-- don't forget to.....ENJOY them--they grow up to darn fast. LOL!!!!! Mine are 11 weeks now. I had got them when they were 2 days old. Every day or even every hour something changed on them- a wing came in, a feather grew, they lost down, Before I knew it they were full grown.
    One thing you should be on the look out for is pasty butt.
    Good luck with your chicks!![​IMG]

    x2 mine are growing so fast, 6 weeks Monday on 10 them and 3 weeks on the remaining 2! They change in color and attitude! I have a BO that is so friendly, she is a doll, we call her Sundrop [​IMG]
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  6. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 mine are growing so fast, 6 weeks Monday on 10 them and 3 weeks on the remaining 2! They change in color and attitude! I have a BO that is so friendly, she is a doll, we call her Sundrop [​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/103921_babies_6_13.jpg

    x3 my rhode islands are growing up too fast!

    Quick question: as I'm on my iPod typing this with my chickens near by, they keep making this low trilling sound... What fries it mean???? [​IMG]
     
  7. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That trilling sound...they're PURRING! Mine do that as they go to sleep at night.
     

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