Old School Protein Treat Supplement for Newly Hatched Chicks

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  1. Poultry Judge

    Poultry Judge Moderator Staff Member

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    Old School Treat.jpg So yesterday was a little stressful with the three new Peafowl hatchlings. One had splayed legs, the worst I've seen in a Peafowl. So we had to hobble that one and now he or she is walking. Hopefully, it will continue to improve today. I made up an old school protein treat supplement for they and their compadres in the other brooder. The Peafowl babies ate it slowly in their brooder. I placed a big bowl of it in the large brooder and it was literally gone in under a minute. The recipe I used today is: 5 eggs, 1/4 cup dried mealworms, 1/4 cup catfish pellets, and 1/8 teaspoon vitamins/probiotic supplement added after I microwaved the mixture for three minutes and let it cool. After cooling I just mash some up with a fork and feed it. It looks kind of like a souffle or something. And no, it doesn't stink up the kitchen.
     
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  2. robin416

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    It's frightening but you're right, it looks like some sort of frittata.

    I noticed that one in the pic on the left side front of the photo, I was wondering about the way it's feet looked. But just hatched I'm not sure I'd be standing there with my feet placed the way they should be.
     
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  3. Sylie

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    I'm glad to know that I"m not the only one to have noticed that little guy's foot/feet. I was going to say something but thought maybe it was just the way it was standing at the moment the pic was taken, was going to wait for a new pic to decide if I should bring it up lol.
    Glad you caught it PJ!
     
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  4. Poultry Judge

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    Peafowl Chicks.jpg That Peachick is right as rain this a.m. I used tiny strips of vet wrap to hobble and then placed it in a standing box for about three hours. Once it was walking, I just kept working with it until last night and it sat with me and watched the late news. I used to occasionally have an Emu chick hatchling with leg/hip issues and we had to deal with those right away. I still have a bunch of rolls of non-skid shelf/drawer liner material which gives excellent footing, so I put a strip of that in the brooder tub for the Peafowl.
     
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  5. robin416

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    Glad to read that it adapted so rapidly to the fix and is now out and about on its own two feet.
     
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