dos and don'ts week to week?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jokerone, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. jokerone

    jokerone Out Of The Brooder

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    is their a reference someplace about what to do and not to do week by week?

    We are on week one. only giving them water and chick starter.

    I was wondering if there is anything different between weeks 1 and week 3 or something?

    thanks
     
  2. Summerford

    Summerford Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only difference is raising the brooder light a little every week. There is a lot of info on here about this. I just don't know the exact spot.
     
  3. jokerone

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    thanks. my wife is wanting to try and find bugs and such for them, and I told her its way too early for that. her argument is that in the wild that is what they would be eating.
     
  4. Summerford

    Summerford Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stick to the started till they are ready to lay then you switch to pellets of ect...
     
  5. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can take them out for some fresh air if it is warm outside. They have an absolute blast once they figure it out [​IMG]
     
  6. jokerone

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    We need about 30 + degrees warmer here for that.

    thanks
     
  7. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I start taking mine out for some sunshine regardless of how cold it is. My broody hens take their babies out in the snow, and they are just fine. I have a heat lamp they can get under if they want to, but they absolutely love being outside. I don't leave them out for long, but the quicker they go outside, the quicker they feather in.
     
  8. jokerone

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    ok, thanks. mine are only 1 week old right now. I'll give it a shot this weekend. Its suppose to be up to 60 degrees on Saturday.
     
  9. CarolinaHen

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