Feed store shopping list

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LVchicks, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. LVchicks

    LVchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks are coming in a little less than 2 weeks. I am headed to the feed store to get supplies.

    -chick starter (w/antibiotic)
    -grit


    What else?

    shavings I'll get at Petco and Bragg's ACV at HEB.


    What are the other "must have on hand when chicks arrive" essentials?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I take it you have a brooder and heat lamp ready? Then just paper towels to put on top of the shavings for the first few days. Enjoy your chicks!
     
  3. LVchicks

    LVchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    heat lamp, brooder, feeder and waterer...check

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Only thing missing now is some fluffy butts!
     
  5. SamanthaBrooke

    SamanthaBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babes are due on the 6-8th, so close!
    I ordered their feed 2 weeks ago, he called and said it would be here on the 8th [​IMG] I'm freaking out, means I have to get feed I don't want to feed to feed them for the day GRR!!!
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    if you are using medicated feed you can get that at TSC. I always use non-medicated, my feed store had order it, but now they keep it stock. If you are getting it from a feed store it shouldn't take two weeks to get feed. Mine had it in a couple days..
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    If you can, you might look into getting shavings at your feed store too. You are going to pay an outrageous price for those pretty little packages at Petco compared to what you will pay for a bale of shavings from the feedstore. Most feed stores sell kiln dried, screened shavings (meaning less dust) that are just fine for chicks.

    You might also pick up a couple packets of Save-A-Chick while you are there too. It's a vitamin/electrolyte supplement for chicks and it really perks them up after the stress of shipping.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Don't freak out, not something to stress about. [​IMG] Any good chick starter you can get from the feed store will tide them over until your ordered feed comes in.
     
  9. LVchicks

    LVchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I used to get from Petco for my guinea pigs. It's a HUGE bag, $12-$14
    http://www.petco.com/product/117368...g-for-Small-Animals.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch

    I'll be straw at the feed store, for sure. Petco really jacks you for straw and hay. I can get a BALE of hay for what you buy a little bag for at Petco.

    My TSC had medicated and unmedicated chick feed in a variety of brands and sizes. Most of it was unmedicated.
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That huge bag says it's two cubic feet. I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure the bag of compressed shavings I get from the Grange is over ten cubic feet? And only around ten dollars or so.
     

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