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New chicks, do they need a special food or supplement

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Hey y'all.  We have a small flock of 11 chickens currently.  They are about 2 years old now.  Today I will be getting 6 new golden buff hens.  My question is, is there anything special I need to feed them or give them to make sure they are healthy and ready to go when the time comes to introduce them to our girls?  I just want to make sure they get a healthy start!

 

Thanks in advance for any help y'all can give me!!

 

Bonnie

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Go ahead and buy the starter chick crumbles. They have medicated and non medicated, that is completely your preference. Also as I just experienced catastrophic losses because of it, look for a quail waterer. They are much smaller, but I started with the chick water with rocks in the bottom and lost my whole batch of chick's to water. I asked around and people recommend the quail waterer.
Otherwise keep them nice and warm and you should be fine.
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Thanks so much!!

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Enjoy!
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