I am getting so excited, in just a few more days, we will have our chickies!
Anyone else getting chicks this week, from Ideal or anywhere else (including hatchings)? I would love to have some "raising" buddies!
We are setting up the first brooder tonight, just cardboard boxes. We are going to use pine shavings with paper towels on top at first.
We are not using medicated chick starter but going to use a small feed-store self mix. It already has grit and everything else they need in it.
I am planning on trying to get them to use chicken nipples, we still have to make the bottles with the nipples up and hangers, but just in case, we went ahead and got two little chick waterers.
Also, we are not using a heat lamp, I splurged and got the Brinsea EcoGlow 50.
I will get pics of everything as we get it set up. I can't wait to get the shipping email and hoping the chicks are here by Friday!
I ordered 20 laying chicks, 10 meat chicks and 5 turkeys! I don't know if they will all come in the same box or two seperate or if we will get any packing peanuts if they ship them in two boxes. Planning on asking them when they call (at least, I have heard they will call... I may call them LOL). It is pretty warm here, so I don't think packing peanuts will be needed actually.
I still need to pick up some Apple Cider Vinegar. I have not found any natural locally and don't want to pay the exorbitant internet prices for it!
Hope I get some buddies to share along on our chick raising journey!
Edited by debir1966 - 6/27/12 at 4:31pm