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any advice just been given ten chicks

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i work at a community centre and the nursery next door hatched ten chicks 

they have given the chicks to us we have a large allotment and i have been given the task to build a chicken coop 

any advice on the project would be welcome and tips on raising the chicks i have two weeks to build the coop before they need to leave

the incubater

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Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chicks big_smile.png They will need to be brooded for more than 2 weeks. What do you have them in now? Are they in a brooder or still in the incubator? Have a read of this article in this link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
I'm sure it will give you some great tips for looking after your new chick.

Good luck with them and enjoy BYC frow.gif
post #3 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC.

 

Yorkshire coop has given you some good advice. You may also wish to check out the Coops section for inspiration. 

 

All the best with your new chicken-keeping adventure

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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there in a broader at moment there ok for two weeks i have been told so i need to build the coop quick

post #6 of 6

unless you have a warm climate, they generally stay in the brooder until they are fully feathered out  ( around 5-6 weeks) then gradually acclimated to outdoor temps and a coop.

 

 

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