Hi you all!
I am new to this page and to raising chicks. I just got six arcaunas 8 days ago. They are in a carboard box with a 60 watt bulb over them and everything has been going great. We have given them recently, some grass seed, small worms and guava. They go outside everyday for about 15 minutes (we are in hawaii so it is warm). I recently began putting in grass, dirt etc into the box aside from the newspaper and they love it. They are active, growing vigorously and very aware.
Then I started reading about how sterile people keep their chicks environment and I got a bit worried. Am I on the right track? Now that they have some small amount of food besides mash should I get grit? Am I being too lax?
Thanks for any advice.