Very small banty chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by columbiacritter, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting dy old Japanese banties in the spring. I've never had banty chicks that were really that small.

    The only thing I've been told is to put their chick starter in a blender to make it a little smaller for them. Is normal chick grit goign to be too big?

    I would really appreciate any tips on what to do different with these guys. I'd love to see a photo of one with some size reference so I'll know what to expect.

    Help! Please!!
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your feeding chick starter you do not need grit.

    Isnt really small what banties are all about?
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temps and such are same for REAL chickens, just dont need as much space.

    they will be about the size of a C battery [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My japs were the size of an OEGB full grown maybe just a tad bigger but not much.

    In this pic there is 1 serama roo, 1 dutch hen, and 1 black tail buff japanese all tucked into one nesting box
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:First of all - I thought that was your PURSE.
    Second, whats the rooster think he's doing in there?

    [​IMG] cute!
     
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    WHAT a novel idea for a nesting box. I am going to have to watch the Wal-mart etc for those boxes to go on clearance! I love BYC and all the good ideas.
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jmajors thats exactly where i got it but it was intended for my spoiled chunky cat, she snubbed it so i took the cushion out and gave it to the chickens lol. Costed me $5 on clearance [​IMG]. Wildsky he thought he was king that day, figured if he buttered up the girls he would get some action.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I caught my little roo in a nest box once, he was HUNTING around trying to figure out why the girls were all going in and taking turns.. I bet he though I was hiding treats in there! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking for pics of the chicks!
    I've petted adulted JB's and have Dutch banties, but I'ver never seen their chicks in person. All the pics I've seen are just of the chick standing by itself with no size reference.

    I am NOT going to let my husband see that luxurious next box or he'll be complaining about the dishpan nest's I made for his JBs. [​IMG]
     

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