CHicks 7 days to 18 days old so far so good

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fiddleblue, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. fiddleblue

    fiddleblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 chicks, 4 of them 18 days, 2 10 days, and 2 of them 7 days old. They are being raised in a 4 ft by 5 ft henhouse used as a brooder with 2 heat lamps. So far they are all friendly to each other, no hurting each other, no injuries, no meanies. I have seen to it that they have a lot to do to keep them intrigued. They have half a dozen little perches made of branches fastened from 1 to 8 inches off the ground, which they constantly jump around on. They have a sand bowl to take sand baths. They have two waterers and two feeders, and once in a while I put some leaves or grasses in there which they peck at with fascinated interest. They are polite to each other and don't push each other around: the closest thing to that is when they play "king of the mountain" and push another chick off the highest perch when ascending it themselves.

    Deborah
     
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    How Fun! I never gave my chicks sticks as perches in my brooder. Shhhh don't tell my chickens, they'll think they had a neglected chickhood!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What a great chicken parent you are![​IMG]
     

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