treatments for new chicks

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treatments for new chicks
« on: May 07, 2011, 01:52 »
We have just hatched 23 chicks - one week old - what treatments do they need?

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Re: treatments for new chicks
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 05:21 »
if the chicks are not poorly no treatment , just a warm/heated clean kept box/brooder with fresh chick crumb and water.
well done on your hatch :lol:


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Re: treatments for new chicks
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 08:33 »
Welcome to the forum  :)
I would agree with Sarah F here.  Good luck with your chicks and
keep us posted.  We love to see pictures on this forum if you can post some!
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treatments for new chicks
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 22:43 »
Thanks for the information about "no treatment now" - is there a standard preventative treatment that they will need in the future or is treatment only when needed?

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Re: treatments for new chicks
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 10:31 »
Hi chicken little CD, I think this subject needs to be read along with your other thread by the same name, in order for it to make sense.  I wonder if a kind moderator might merge the two threads?

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=76476.msg864984#msg864984

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Re: treatments for new chicks
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 10:34 »
Congratulations on hatching all the wee chicks.  :) 

If by 'treatments' you mean medication, then you are probably already feeding them on chick starter food with medications in it.  Most food for chicks contains medicine to protect them from coccidiosis (cocci) which is the most common illness in little chicks.

Perhaps if you post the name of the food you are giving them, someone will be able to tell you whether that brand is medicated?

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Re: treatments for new chicks
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 17:48 »
We have just hatched 23 chicks - one week old - what treatments do they need?

it is always wise to read up before hatching, however I am assuming you have the correct feeder, drinker and correct food. Are these chicks in a brooder or with a broody hen?
Vaccinations are costly and come in very large batches, they start being administered at day old so you should you have wished to vaccinate have missed the timing for some. Most back yard poultry keepers in the UK (different abroad if you are going to show birds) don't vaccinate but do all they can to minimise problems by using good animal husbandry methods and by having their birds registered with a good poultry vet.
Staffies are softer than you think.



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