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Edited by miniprsn22 - 4/27/15 at 5:54am
Absolutely agree with the other's that says to raise like any other chicks. I've had mine for 9 months now and healthy!!! The trick really is the food. When your chicks are four weeks old feed them twice a day until they are full and your clearly see their crops bulge. But don't feed them again for another nine to twelve hours. They will attack the food and scarf it down fast and they will gain weight very slowly but keep them fit and they can live a longer life. If you have enough land that's far enough away from other houses and roads, let them free range. They are as happy as pigs on fridge clean out day.
Remember that around five to six months of age the hens will lay - not every hen will but most do. Nothing like fresh eggs and your roosters you might want to consider taking out around this time because the size of the roosters can seriously hurt and kill your hens when they attempt to mate. Don't let them mate with each other but you can get a smaller rooster and mate them with the hens and get fertile eggs. I bet your kiddo would love to see the miracle of life hatch out of an egg.