Chick Timeline?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lclark628, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. lclark628

    lclark628 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! New chicken-girl here! I was just wondering if someone could point me to a timeline for the chicks? Like a week by week set of instructions regarding temperature of the brooder, when to remove hear lamp, when to change them to a bigger home, when they should go outside, when to change feed, etc. I have layers (if that matters) and it would really help me feel more confident if I could find more specific instructions. I'm so scared I'm going to accidentally hurt one (or all of them) just because I didn't know what to do when!!

    Thanks!!

    - Lori
     
  2. ChickenBoy13

    ChickenBoy13 New Egg

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    Hello and [​IMG] from NC! I hope you find everything you are looking for and more!
     
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And another article: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    As for when to begin them on layer crumbles, I'd say about 4 months. Move them into bigger homes as they come cramped in their living areas, and outside when they are fully feathered out and the weather is mild.
     
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  4. lclark628

    lclark628 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!!!
     

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