Feed and water in tonight?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by first time farmer, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my chicks are coming tommorow. Should i put the feed and water in tonight so it will be ready?
     
  2. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put the feed in if you like, if it were me, I would wait and put fresh water in first thing in the morning. Exciting that your getting your chicks in the morning, do you know what time?
     
  3. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea lol I am praying that they come before school though. If not than i may have to leave when i get that oh so exciting call. My dad said i could and he would write me a dismisal note lol I am so excited!!!!!
    Oh and one more thing do i put sugar in the water?
     
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  4. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that it's best to serve them 98 degree water with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar to the quart of water for the first day.

    I have always given them regular tap water though and never had a problem.
     
  5. montana girl

    montana girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats so awesome! How many babies are you getting? Very cool of your dad to write you a note![​IMG]

    Its so great to see someone young who loves animals so much.

    I love it![​IMG]
     
  6. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you're worried about it, go for it! Have you made sure the brooder maintains its temp? That's what I always got ready. [​IMG]
     

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