Baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by motherhen21, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. motherhen21

    motherhen21 Hatching

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    When should you change your baby chicks shavings,daily, or weekly?
     
  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Songster

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    Depends on how many chicks you have. I had around 15 and I cleaned it every two or three days. It also depends on the size of your brooder.
     
  3. motherhen21

    motherhen21 Hatching

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    OK I only have 6 right now, expected to get 6 more but a large tote.
     
  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Songster

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    Dimensions of the tote? Different people call different sizes large. A 5' tote? Yes, that would do for 6 chicks for a few days but you'd want to have more space much quicker than you'd think. The last time I brooded 10 chicks I had them in a 10' by 10' area and they used every bit of it. I'd check the bedding every day and if you see that there is any moisture, replace that section and then replace the whole bit about every 3-4 days.
     
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