we got our first chicks last Saturday 3/19/16. One Rhode Island Red, One Black Star and one Gold Star. They hatched on 2/17/16 and are therefore now 5 weeks old. So far so good, we have kept them alive =) They are in a plastic tub with food and water.
The guy were I purchased them from gave me pellets for them, but I figured out quickly that they were still too big for them so I started to mix the pellets with water and they gobble the mash up just fine. I am wondering when they will be old enough to eat the pellets?
We also have two small chihuahua mixes. So far the dogs are curios but calm. The only concern that I have is that when I let the chicks out in the yard the dogs hung around and *gag* licked up the chicks poop *barf* that can't be good for them??? Is that normal, anyone else witnessed such a thing?
Anyways, love that we finally were brave enough to get the chicks :)