WHO IS EXPECTING APRIL CHICKS?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by realsis, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Oh I'm so sorry! I can imagine your disappointment! What date next week are they coming? Did they say? So are they going to hatch a second time and give you those or are they going to hold some back and mix both hatches?
     
  2. knightgang

    knightgang Out Of The Brooder

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    My order from McMurray arrived today. Got a call from the post office at 8:10 and immediately headed that way. To my suprise, all 32 were alive and looked very well. They shipped Tuesday. Got them home and mixed sugar and nutri drench in warm water and dipped each ones beak in it as they went in the brooder. Spread out chick starter and watched them for about 20 minutes. They all ate and drank. Some even started driving from the poultry nipples. I ordered 32 and got one extra RIR rooster for a total of 33.

    I am surprised they all made it, I can't wait to check on them after work. If they make it through the day (and they look good, healthy and active) then I think they will all be home free.

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  3. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can't ship them after the first day or two because of the need to feed and water them
     
  4. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually people ship older chicks and birds all the time. They put apple and stuff like that in the box because water is not allowed and they ship express mail only
     
  5. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kalani and knightgang, your chicks are lovely!
     
  6. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its toe is still bent, do you want to post a pic of its feet? Maybe someone here can help you. Also, send a pic to the emergencies thread. The folks there will be able to help you for sure.
     
  7. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i will try if i can get her to stay still. thank you
     
  8. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the silkies will have black skin and five toes. The cochin will be pale yellow, have feathered legs, but four toes. Not sure about the other breeds. Do a search for "crooked toe" and you should find some answers. I think you can splint it with a bandaid.
     
  9. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a pic of the bent toe. it doesn't seem to bother her but i just got her today and im not sure if it will interfere in her walking later. when she walks all the others are normal but that one stays bent to the side. any help would be appreciated.
     
  10. poodlechicks

    poodlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a pic of the bent toe. it doesn't seem to bother her but i just got her today and im not sure if it will interfere in her walking later. when she walks all the others are normal but that one stays bent to the side. any help would be appreciated. 
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    Poor thing! You may want to make a sandal out of very light cardboard the length of the toes. Fix it in place using a self adherent bandage like vetrap and leave it in place for 2 days. Avoid using red for obvious reasons. It should heal. Just watch the chick to make sure the sandal doesn't slip and the chick is eating and drinking. I don't have a pic to show you, but you might be able to google it.
    This is a general explanation. Let me know if you need extra help. Also, remember the folks at the emergencies thread. There are many knowledgeable people we can all learn a lot from.
    Good luck!
     

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