Brought day old chicks into house?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Charline, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Charline

    Charline New Egg

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    Has anyone ever bought day old chicks and brought them
    into the house until the heat subsided? If so, did you encounter
    any problems with doing that? Like mites in the house? or
    whatever??? I plan to put them outside soon as the heat breaks
    a little, they are just about a week and a half old right now.
    Getting little wings ;-) thanks! Charline
     
  2. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of ours were started in the house. You shouldn't have to worry about parasites with day old chicks, but you can check them to be safe. We kept them inside for 3-6 weeks.
     
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love to keep mine inside. No problems with smell or parasites either. I like to have them close so I can keep an eye on them!
     
  4. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We kept our babies inside. They didn't cause any problem, except the house smelled a bit like a barn. Ours came from a hatchery and I didn't notice any bugs or anything on them.
     
  5. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    We kept our day-olds in a brooder in the living room for 2 weeks. I kept it clean and it was fun watching their antics. The only problem was dust in the house from the shavings. I was glad to put them in the garage in a larger brooder then into their henhouse. Have fun! [​IMG]
     

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