baby chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bateschickens, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. bateschickens

    bateschickens New Egg

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    Bought baby chicks about 4 weeks ago just put then outside
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! And [​IMG]

    How old are they now?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. bateschickens

    bateschickens New Egg

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  5. bateschickens

    bateschickens New Egg

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    Not really sure how old they are i bought them at tractor supply at the end of chick days
     
  6. bateschickens

    bateschickens New Egg

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    When do i start them on oyster shells and do the need chicken scratch
     
  7. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need to give them oyster shell until they start laying. Oyster shell gives them calcium that they use to make the egg shell. You could put it out there in a separate dish but they wouldn't eat it as they don't need the extra calcium yet. And please don't feed them layer feed until they have started laying. Otherwise that extra calcium will hurt the kidneys.

    As for chicken scratch, I have no idea.

    Hope this helps!
     
  8. bateschickens

    bateschickens New Egg

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    Thank you for the info my husband started them on layer feed. Ill have to go grab the starter should I do medicated or not
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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