And so it begins!

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

  1. acheeknmanbestfren

    acheeknmanbestfren Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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