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Date Posted: 18:04:55 04/11/08 Fri
Author: Chris
Author Host/IP: 209.91.149.198
Subject: Re: new chick
In reply to: Bill 's message, "new chick" on 12:51:01 04/11/08 Fri

Hi Bill,
You may want to check the temperature of the box you put
Oscar in. Ideally, you should be at around 90 degrees and drop about 5 degrees each week as the chick(s) get older. As for food, you need to get some game bird starter or something with high protein. You can crumble alittle boiled egg yolk on a clean paper towel in his box to start. A teeny bit of luke-warm water in a little dish with marbles or something to keep the little guy from getting wet & chilled. If he is a single chick, he will be lonely so put in a tiny stuffed animal and a mirror so he can see himself. A feather duster works well to comfort the little ones but be very careful that they don't get tangled in it, it happened to a chick here before. There are many on this board that have alot of experience and they will probably give you lots of suggestions. Check out the info on this website, it's great stuff. Hopefully you get more eggs to hatch, but the temperature and correct diet are crucial. Kaytee is a great hand feeding formula for many birds, but you would do much better with a diet closer to these chick's needs.

Good Luck!

Chris

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