Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggeater 13, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. eggeater 13

    eggeater 13 Hatching

    Oct 7, 2012
    new chicks 3 weeks old how should there brooder be

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Hi [​IMG]. At 3 weeks old the chicks need to be kept at 85 deg. F. and the temp. can be dropped 5 degs F for each week until they fully feather out. The brooder heat lamp can be raised higher each week to lower the temp in the brooder They should be feed Medicated Starter/Grower feed until they are 8 weeks old. It is a good idea to add a little apple cider vinegar to their water too as, it is very good for them. Congrats on the new chicks.

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