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Please help getting chicks in June don't know what to do.

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hi I am getting chicks in June and I need help on how to set up their brooder and find some of the most docile birds what feed should I feed them what's the best water/food feeder and what bedding to use.sorry for so many questions
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The apocalypse has come.But it's way more extreme then we thought.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143374/our-dead-world-a-fantasy-rp/10#post_17811285
Rest In Peace, Nano.you were loved.goodbye.....

Everything used to be peaceful, but a woman named Edna will change the world and fight Ambire.
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There's a tab at the top of this page called "The Learning Center".

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

It's all there.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5

ChickenCanoe is spot on...if you start with the Learning Center you'll pick up all sorts of good information to care for your birds at every stage.

 

There's also a forum called Raising Baby Chicks you might find helpful.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

 

Good luck with the new little ones, they are a lot of fun.

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post #4 of 5
i just wanna say before you get aniamls and before you even order them always do research.

What are looking for?Do you want docile egg layers?
You can bed them on hay,straw,or large woods shavings.
You should feed the chicks medicated chick feed
Make sure you a buy a water tank.Feel it about half way for at least the first 3 weeks.Chicks don't drink huge gulps of watet and have small beaks.However they can eat all their feed within a hour so provide them with all day feed and lots of it.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #5 of 5

For docile breeds, I suggest perusing the following breed charts.

http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf

http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

 

Personally, I prefer the more aloof, skittish breeds. The docile ones get taken by predators more frequently.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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