And so it begins!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by acheeknmanbestfren, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. acheeknmanbestfren

    acheeknmanbestfren In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009
    Here are our first batch of chicks - 19 Cornish-X, 3 Buff Orps. (wanted 6 but 3 was all they had). Took a little while to get the temp right but now they're good to go.

    Man these things poo a lot [​IMG] As they grow we'll add a second bin to the brooder.

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Congrats on all the babies!

    It's true that they poop almost nonstop. It's quite astounding.

    You can put them on shavings after they're a few days old.
  3. montana girl

    montana girl Songster

    Aug 23, 2007
    Kalispell, Montana
    We went to our local sears store and picked up an extra large appliance box. we turned it on its side which gives about 5 feet by 3 feet of room for our 9 chicks, it works so well! Looks like you'll need to expand quick.

    I have always put by babies right on shavings and they do just fine. They are on shavings in the feed store when I pick them up.

    Have fun! They are so cute!

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