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I got a hygrometer and the humidity is perfect, 64, luckily the area we live in is rather humid. And the temp is 23-26.
Just to be clear, I'll feed her in the morning 4.5 cc's. then i wait till her crop is almost empty, and i give her how much? like half of that? (Sorry for asking so many questions btw)Feed your bird the 4.5CC in the morning. Jot down the time. Then check in regularly, when you see the crop is almost empty and just has a little amount left in, work out how much time has passed. You can then use that as your guide to know when to feed. Feed the chick and then check the time for the crop to empty, it should be the same or slightly longer, but feeding at the same interval should be ok. Given the baby is 2 weeks/ 3weeks old, I would shorten the night time. At least an hour less. So do the last feed an hour later.
Did you say before why the bird is so young? It´s not a common age to sell them at. Even over here, selling unwean chicks is the norm for some reason, but they´re never 2 weeks old, always 25+ days old.
Each feed will be 4.5CC, I'll feed her in the morning 4.5 cc's. then i wait till her crop is almost empty, and i give her how much?
Don´t say sorry! Ask as many questions as you need to.Sorry for asking so many questions
Switch over to what?because i wanted to get a small little chick 2 weeks or a bit older, and it's easier to switch them over at that age
Switch over to hand feeding, because at 2 weeks of age, their eyes had opened a few days earlier, so they are getting used to their mom feeding them, so it' easier to switch them over at that age, to hand feeding.Each feed will be 4.5CC
Weigh your bird daily every morning before the first feed and jot it down. That will tell you how much to feed that day, and help you monitor weight loss/gain.
I think you will find this chart helpful, (let the link load fully and it will take you direct to the post with the chart Andrea posted);
With these Links-I hope to bring You as Much information as I can to help anyone that finds them selves having to Hand feed A chick Lots of tips for Breeders-with links for Hand feeding etc http://www.parrotscanada.com/breeder...rbreeders.html A new way to Hand feed-With a Cup...forums.avianavenue.com
Don´t say sorry! Ask as many questions as you need to.
Switch over to what?
I think I will forever disagree with this. Unless there´s a problem, I firmly believe there´s no reason to remove chicks from the nest until at least three weeks.
This sounds like something a BYB would say just to make the sale.Switch over to hand feeding, because at 2 weeks of age, their eyes had opened a few days earlier, so they are getting used to their mom feeding them, so it' easier to switch them over at that age, to hand feeding.
Yea, so when you wake up do a feed. Then jot down the time, for eg. 5am. Then monitor the chick. When the food is almost all digested, take note of the time, and feed again.i was just a bit confused with the messages.
@Zara -- I must say... you're just a wonder! Thank you for EVERY SINGLE INPUT you make!This sounds like something a BYB would say just to make the sale.
3-4 week old chicks will take food fairly quickly from a new person. At most they might not eat as much in the first day but will eat in the end.
Yea, so when you wake up do a feed. Then jot down the time, for eg. 5am. Then monitor the chick. When the food is almost all digested, take note of the time, and feed again.
Now using the two times, you can work out how long it takes your chick to digest one crop full of food. Carry on feeding throughout the day up until bedtime. You can feed an extra little bit at bedtime but again, don´t over do it, an extra half CC is ok.
Now you can look back and see how many feeds you did that day and at what times, use that as your guide for the next day.
If that crop was not mostly empty you should not have fed the chick.. I’m worried she might be getting sour crop?