Friday, May 4

Baby Peep Emergency

                                          In Need Of A Chicken Whisperer
I know a few of you have had experience raising your own hatchlings. I have thirteen; 6 day old peeps and at least 2 of them have closed and matted vents. Are they to young to soak and remove or how should I handle this situation?  If I do nothing they will die, yet I don't want them to get chilled from being wet either.

Blessings, Mel

5 comments:

Nina said...

Check out the Backyard chicken forum. They have all the answers for virtually every chicken problem!
www.backyardchicken.com

RiverBend Farm said...

You need to add red pepper flakes to their food and lots of fresh water.
Good luck,
Berte

Mel said...

Thank you both very much for a quick reply. Riverbend won't the red pepper flakes to to spicy for them? What is in the red pepper flakes and what should I look for? Will this also shed the concrete looking stuff from their bottoms?

Sorry for all the questions as I've mentioned this is my first hatchlings.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Nina and RiverBend advice are the best. Good luck!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How have you been? How are the chickens? Just wanted to wish you a happy 4th!