Just a few final questions.... I should be getting my new keets very soon and want to be sure I have everything ready. Brooder with wire in lid and heat lamp (start them at 95 degrees), waterer (start them with a sip or two of warm or room temp water), medicated 25-30% protein turkey or game bird starter (which I have yet to locate, so getting this week hopefully!!!), plenty of textured drawer liner and rug grip stuff for the bottom of brooder....... did I forget anything else? ??? I've tried to get as much info on here as I possibly could over the past couple months. Thank you for all the experienced ones who share here!!!
I do have a mealworm farm going, so is it okay to give very young keets a few worms for treats to get them used to being handled? I still have to locate some white millet for treats, also.
One question I wondered about.... do I need the grit and/or oyster shell this early or are these both for later on when I move them outside to the coop, or are these for when they are let into their fenced run before they can be free-ranged for part of the day (which is WAAAY down the road time-wise).