Do most of you buy chicks from a retailer or feed store, such as tractor supply? Since I am just beginning I would prefer to get the chicks after they are born, because I am a beginner and am not sure I'd like to invest in an incubator, and the rest of the products you need.
I have a catalog in which there's an article about raising chicks, and from what I've added up so far I'm expecting the products I need to be around $100, not including the chicks, or feed. Do you need a specific feed for chicks? Or can they eat the regular feed? I have also heard of vitamin supplement type things and am curious about them as well. Do they really help? Are they necessary?
I'm sure I will be back with more questions but I figured I might as well learn just piece by piece. I am reading other forums on BYC as well as poultry catalogs and magazines.
Thanks guys, Wyatt