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Raising baby chicks

post #1 of 5
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So me and my sister just got some baby chicks from my uncles yard. Any tips on how to raise them. I want them to like come when called as well. But how about some tips on cages and food and stuff. I'm new to chickens but hope to be a chicken farmer some time. Thx in advance.
post #2 of 5

If you want to make sure they come when you call, call them by their names, or whatever you want them to respond to when you put down their food.  I've done this with my birds and they will dart across the lawn every time I call them.

 

I have a big pool box to house my ducklings and a two story rabbit hutch for my chicks.  Here is a link to ideas for caging or brooders:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-chicken-brooder-designs-pictures

 

Here is basic information on raising chicks to chickens:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

 

And since it sounds like you want friendly birds, here is a link to how to socialize your chicks:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-socialize-baby-chickens

 

Good luck!!!!

1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters, a whole bunch of chickens, 13 runner ducks, 2 lab/pyrenees/anatolian mixes, 1 pyrenees rescue, a norwich terrier and 2 geckos
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post #3 of 5
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My and my sisters chicks stay in the same box. Eat sleep and drink together. There inseparable. How would I get my chick (Phoenix) wen called but not confuse my sisters chick.
post #4 of 5

Chickens are flock animals, and if you try to train one to come on signal, all will come. There's no way to single out one to follow your signal and have the others disregard it. It's just not how chickens roll.

 

While some chickens will eventually learn to respond to their individual names, if you are using treats to train them to come to you, expect all of them to respond. The only way to get them to respond individually, is to separate them from the rest when you are trying to train them. But then, it may or may not work.

 

Chickens are not puppies.

post #5 of 5
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Thx for the help I will note that.

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