Finally!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ch1ckenlover, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. ch1ckenlover

    ch1ckenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I finally ordered my chicks today!! They should get here on the 22nd. Does anyone have any tips on raising chicks? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]awesome! I just ordered my chicks yesterday. I thought it would be nice to get more hens. as for tips I would recommend to use straw for bedding, DO NOT USE GOLDEN FIRE PELLETS two years ago one of my baby chicks swallowed one and died[​IMG]. I would recommend buying the book chick days. Best chicken book I have ever owned. guides you day by day for the first six months. by the way what breeds did you get?
     
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  3. ch1ckenlover

    ch1ckenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    I do have that book, it is so helpful! And I ordered a Speckled Sussex, a Buff Orpington, and a Partridge Cochin. I was thinking about using pine shavings as a bedding, that will work to, right? Sorry about the chick!
     
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  4. Adamschickfarm

    Adamschickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]great breed choices, I have a cochin she Is very nice. [​IMG]

    About the pine shavings they will work. the reason I use straw is it is non toxic the can't swallow it and it is very easy to cleanup. both work great , more preference than anything. best of luck with your chicks when you get them send some pictures to my profile. hope this was helpful.
     
  5. ch1ckenlover

    ch1ckenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will send pics!
     

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