after the chicks r dry

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    tonyfunhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    what do we do when the chicks r dry and we were plaining to put them in a rubber made contanier with a heat lamp is that good enough? and what kind of food should they eat???????
     
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    DIP THE BEAK OF THE CHICK IN THE WATER BEFORE YOU TURN IT LOOSE in the brooder. A taste of water right away helps them to find more water soon. If your chicks are at all stressed, add about 3 tablespoons of brown or table sugar to each quart of water for extra energy. Most baby bird loss is caused because the bird doesn't start to eat or drink. Never let your bird run out of water. http://odysseyranch.com/Chick Care Tips.html

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    what does brooder mean?
     
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    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    brooder is a place where you house your chicks....

    I use rubbermaid containers this is a pic with ducklings in a brooder, brooders can be boxes, wood or carboard, cabinets anything really that you can keep a stable temp for your babies...

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    ok we will put them in a brooder
     
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    what kind of food should we give them?????????
     
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    Chick starter feed
     
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    I use purina medicate chick starter .... have you looked at the chick care links? some great info! how to heat and how to reduce the temps and such!
     
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    ok and when should we gp get it they have not hatched yet but like this one girl said to not feed them until 3 days without eating and drinking is that what we should do????
     
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    when are your chicks due to hatch? I like to get the brooder going at day 18 lockdown so I know my temps are stable in the brooder box. When the chicks are dry and fluffy,usually 12-24 hours I remove from the bator and place in the brooder with shavings under papertowels and I offer food sprinkled on the towels and water with clean stones or marbles so that the chicks cannot drown in the waterer as young chicks are naturally drawn to water.

    If your past day 21 you may wish to start reading this article as well......as it will show you how to check viablitiy https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
     

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