I’m new to this whole chick thing. I just got my first chicks today. I got 4 isla brown. They are 7-10 days old. I have them in a tote with a heat lamp on one side and the food and water on the other. Is there anything else I should be doing?
I’m so lost on where to even begin with a coop. I’m not sure how big or anything . I guess I need to figure it out since they’ll grow fast!
I live in Virginia. Not to far from Virginia Beach va.Get a big appliance box or 2 and tape them together. Your gonna need a bigger brooder in a week or two. You will also need to cover it, so they don't fly out.
If your thinking of a prefab coop, they're cheaply made, don't hold up well to weather and don't hold the amount of chickens that they say. Ask questions first, if your thinking of going that route.
If you add your general location to your profile, it will help us help you, as we will know what kind of weather you may have to deal with.
Good luck with them!