3 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chittyn, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have for three week old chicks. This is my first ever hatch so im still learning. The chicks are growing out of the brooder so my friend offered me a rabbit hutch to put in my shed with a heat lamp. The only problem is that it has been outside for quite long and i think it has bugs under the felt should i buy a new hutch or use this one and treat it ? thanks
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Use it. The chicks are only in the brooder until they are 6 weeks old, so it isn't likely worth it to build anything. Bugs under it? Chickens love bugs. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Seriously, it is such a short time before they head to the coop, I'd take your neighbor's offer.
     
  3. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about mites ?
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For mites you can use sevin dust to get rid of any mites
     
  5. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i think i will treat just in case. Can mites cause a lot of damage to young chicks ?
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, mites are definitely bad news! [​IMG]
     

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