Do I have all of the chick supplies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredBuff, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ordered today and the chicks are due in April and supplie are due in a few days:
    Brooder Base
    Brooder Bulb
    Brooder Thermometer
    Chick Grit
    A Health Care Kit
    Waterer
    Feeder
    12 Australorp Pullets
    12 Barred Rock Pullets
    1 Australorp Cockerel
    Anything else? Suggestions?
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Uhhhh, shavings? And some chick starter to go in the feeder. [​IMG]
     
  3. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Acv
    Camera
    Hand Sanitzer
    Back Up Brooder Bulb
    Fly Traps
    Cleaning Tools To Be Used Just On Their Things
     
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paper towels to put on top of the wood shavings the first few days.

    Clear your social calendar and block out lots of time on for spending with the chicks!!! [​IMG] If you have a family, that goes for the entire family!
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I ALWAYS have Corid any time I have chicks. Learned the hard way after losing my little Lakenvelder rooster due to not being able to find cocci meds on a Sunday night.
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Chick saver

    Pedialyte ( I bought the freezer pops but didn't freeze them. They are good for 8 months on the shelf. I don't have to open a bottle everytime I need some, just tear open a freezer pop.)

    PolyViSol children's vitamins without iron.

    Stuffed animal
     
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  7. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest some kind of cover for the brooder. Once those chicks get comfortable in the new brooder, they do everything in their power to jump out [​IMG]


    Seriously though, I use an old window screen to cover my brooder. Keeps chicks in, cats out, and I can still see the chicks to make sure they are OK.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    And a comfy chair...................you are going to be sitting by the brooder A LOT.
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Assuming you have a brooder box/pen??? [​IMG]
     
  10. Some coffee, some orange juice, some snacks, some covers for those cold times, A CAMERA to post pics on the BYC and finally if you deem it so a video camera just for those "family memories".
     

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