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any advice just been given ten chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by donald1960, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. donald1960

    donald1960 New Egg

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    i work at a community centre and the nursery next door hatched ten chicks
    they have given the chicks to us we have a large allotment and i have been given the task to build a chicken coop
    any advice on the project would be welcome and tips on raising the chicks i have two weeks to build the coop before they need to leave
    the incubater
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your chicks :D They will need to be brooded for more than 2 weeks. What do you have them in now? Are they in a brooder or still in the incubator? Have a read of this article in this link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    I'm sure it will give you some great tips for looking after your new chick.

    Good luck with them and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    Yorkshire coop has given you some good advice. You may also wish to check out the Coops section for inspiration.

    All the best with your new chicken-keeping adventure

    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. donald1960

    donald1960 New Egg

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    there in a broader at moment there ok for two weeks i have been told so i need to build the coop quick
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    unless you have a warm climate, they generally stay in the brooder until they are fully feathered out ( around 5-6 weeks) then gradually acclimated to outdoor temps and a coop.


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