What the heck is that smell?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bettacreek, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah, well, both chicks came from the same place (breeder's place), same brooder, same hatcher/incubator, etc. But, one smells like goat feed or corn chips or something. What's up with that? It's not offensive, but, I'd like to know why one smells like that.
     
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  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, the little (lol, actually, these guys seem like monsters compared to the buttons) chickies have been here for two days, and the cochin still smells corny. Any ideas? I'm baffled. [​IMG]
     
  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    hmmm.....my old dog smells like Fritos too!

    Sorry, I know that wasn't helpful. [​IMG]
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Maybe someone handled the chick after having a snack of doritos. Got out of its brooder at the breeders place and got into a bag of fritos? If so, I think you've just found it's favorite food [​IMG]

    I really don't know what could've caused something like that...[​IMG]
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Um, my dog really does have that smell from time to time. Maybe it is what they fed it.
     
  6. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like time for a bath, my chicks loved it. just don't let it get chilled. i put mine in a warm water and them wrapped in a towel. pat dry and put back in brooder. i am a newbie but i think if its coming from chicks mouth you might have a problem with the crop or something. but i think it would be a foul smell not corn chips. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys. Both chicks were/are fed the same thing, and kept in the same exact conditions and everything, so I know it isn't an environmental factor. The chick has a VERY strong smell, I can smell it as soon as I pick him/her up. I certainly hope that it's not a health issue. This does seem to be the stronger chick of the two though, so I'm not too concerned, just totally baffled.
     

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