Why do my chicks have air bubbles on their chest?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fifedawg, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. fifedawg

    fifedawg New Egg

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    I'm new to raising chickens. any information on how to sex chicks, provide treats, or any tips in general. Any information would be a great help thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  2. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it isn't an air bubble... it is their crop... where they "chew" their food...
     
  3. fifedawg

    fifedawg New Egg

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    Thanks....thats good to know. i was kindof worried. this is my first time raising them, and im kindof slightly paranoid. Anything else i should know?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Welcome to BYC fifedawg!

    Here's a link to the treat chart created by Buff Hooligans:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21530

    Wait a few weeks before starting treats and always give in moderation.

    Here's a link to the sexing/breed category:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=15
    You can post pics there of your chicks and folks will be happy to give you feedback. If you post pics before your chicks are 4 to 6 weeks old you're likely to be frustrated, because with the exception of some breeds, 4 to 6 weeks is when the secondary sex characteristics really start to show.

    And finally here's the link to the learning center, for all those starting out tips:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/lcenter.html

    Or just browse around and make yourself at home. There's lots of good information to be had throughout the forum.
     

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