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post #11 of 18

I have always started mine in a spare room inside. But like others have said, they will wear out their welcome with dust, dander, and stink pretty quickly, even if cleaned regularly, so have there next location ready as well. I enjoy having mine inside for the first week or two just so I can keep a close eye on them but they are messy.

 

My husband says no chicks in the house this year since we just remodeled and have a new baby so I am still working on my outside game plan. I also waited until May to have them shipped. The wait may kill me.

post #12 of 18

I raises mine in house but the dander got to me & the noise never bothered me, just Hubby but he got ear plugs & muffs for the TV.  I use plastic bin (from WM), bed liners (the disposable ones WM) for the floor, lid I formed a top with chicken wire & sewed a taffeta piece of material to it (less dander)....Hubby then make a form for the material with 1x2 to fit over the top, easier on and off.  Loved having them in the house but once feathers & crowding started, they went out.  Wish I took pics of the set up, simple & easy clean.  Enjoy

post #13 of 18

The noise is no longer a problem. They calmed down and I can barely hear them now. They were probably stressed from travel and with the new environment. After about an hour they were just peeping quietly and contently. 

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all.  I cannot wait to get my chicks!!!

post #15 of 18

I brood my chicks in a rubbermaid container right in the bedroom where I sleep! I personally love doing it this way so i can always keep an eye on them. Plus theyre fun to watch. I only brood a few chicks at a time so I have never really had a problem with dust. The first round I had 5 chicks. In about a week im getting 3 more to add to the flock.

post #16 of 18
I am thinking about raising some babies but what do you feed them. How does the feeding and watering work for everyone?
Edited by Cheryl72 - 2/25/16 at 9:43am
post #17 of 18
Well you feed them chick starter feed. It comes in medicated and non medicated. Which one you buy depends on personal preference. They're basically fed and watered the same way you would full grown chickens just on a smaller scale. Feed stores sell feeders and waterers specifically for chicks.
post #18 of 18
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I am thinking about raising some babies but what do you feed them. How does the feeding and watering work for everyone?
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