Update on chicks.. sad...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jakeolsen2219, May 14, 2009.

  1. jakeolsen2219

    jakeolsen2219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I introduced myself last week, and mentioned that I am a newbie starting with 3 red stars and a 3 cornish x rocks. Everything seemed to be going well until a couple of days ago. We had a cooler night, and being in the garage, I figured the chicks would be alright with their nice warm light. Well, the light did its job, but the chicks huddled together, and two of my red stars got trampled by the double-sized cornish-rocks. I went to feed them in the morning, and one was laying sprawled out dead, and the other just barely hanging on. My wife separated her out, and did what she could while I was at work but to no success. :-( Those red stars are such pretty little chicks, and those cornish-rocks are so big and mean! I am probably not going to attempt to raise those little guys with any other chicks again.

    For my lone red star survivor, should I separate it? I realize that this is my fault because the chicks obviously got too cold, but I just want to know if the little lady is safe in there with the big guys.
     
  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would seperate her. Do you have any way of getting another chick to keep her company?
     
  3. jakeolsen2219

    jakeolsen2219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I could see what I could do?
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a feed store that sells chicks nearby? I would by a few more chicks to keep it company.
     
  5. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where you are but if you are close to me I have a few chicks I could spare.
     
  6. jakeolsen2219

    jakeolsen2219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I really appreciate the kind gesture. I am in Illinois, but I don't want to seem like I am a newcomer asking for chicks. My local tractor supply is out, but I think there may be an organic vegetable, livestock, and chicken farm out of town, maybe I can give them a call tommorow, and see if they can help me out.
     
  7. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U r a bit far from me. [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  8. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jake,

    What part of Illinois? Mine are probably too large for your's but our TSC had chicks a couple of weeks ago and probably still does.
     
  9. amyc

    amyc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in south central wisconsin - I won't have any extra to spare until next Wednesday, but I do know of some people who do have some chicks. If you're interested you can email me and I can give you their information.

    (Also, try craigslist for finding chicks - that's where I'm getting three more from on Saturday)
     
  10. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's best to seperate your remaining Red Star and put her in with other Red Stars if your planning to get some more at the same age of your Red Star
     

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