Greetings from Greece,
On Wednesday I am getting 10 Australorp and 10 Orpington chicks which are 48 days old. The breeder where I am getting from told me that the chicks must stay under light condition (Natural+artificial) for 24 hours until they reach the age of 78 days old. Of course food and water must be provided all the time. He told me that if I want the chicks to stay alive I must follow his instructions.He argues that is a way of acclimatization. I don't know but those instructions seems quite "weird" to me and close to intensive farming practises. What's your opinion guys? You are more experienced than me...Thanks in advance!