Watering new chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pilot2012, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Pilot2012

    Pilot2012 In the Brooder

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    how long do you continue to add electrolytes to water with new chicks?
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. Pilot2012

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    So I read in a thread that a hard boiled egg may help the diet regarding pasty butt control. Can 5day old chicks eat this if crumpled up good?
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  5. Pork Pie

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. It can, but feeding chick feed and providing water is all that they need.

    These links may be interesting

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/hatching-eggs-raising-chickens.22/

    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
     
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  6. Pilot2012

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    Thank you.
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'd say yes, it should be fine, BUT know that if you feed anything to chicks you really should have grit offered on the side.

    You may want to double check the exact temp in your brooder.
    Having too hot of a brooder may be what is causing the pasty butt.
     
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  8. Pilot2012

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    Using an infrared gun, chicks themselves measure around 85F but the bedding (pine savings) measure around 95F.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

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    95 is too hot.
    Raise your lamp or move it away more.
    Get the temp down at least 5 degrees...maybe even 7 or 8.
     
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