I found this quite helpful in getting the basics down for chick care. A lot of it is common sense, but when raising chickens for the first time mistakes are bound to happen, and a quick go-to list of the essentials is great.
A lot of times I find myself overwhelmed with too much information, and I get paralyzed with indecision. This is just the right amount of information to get started.
I raised 13 in my office and the feather dust was in my computer, clothes in my closet and everywhere. I Would like to have planned that part better next time, but I would do it all over again. They all turned out healthy with no drafts and a steady temperature with being in the house. They are very tame lap chickens from seeing me and hearing my voice from all the hours I spent in my office with them.
Article is a little sparse, sticking to pretty much the old traditional basics... which is fine, and basically helpful. But times are changing and it would be nice to expand and offer even more information. I'd like to see reference to:
-Alternative heat sources such as heating plates or MHP with links
-Other common problems in chicks and what to do
-Essentials to keep handy in a first aid kit
-When and how to move chicks to the coop, or at least a link for what to do after 60 days
I do remember reading this article before I got chicks for myself and it only barely got me started.