First time getting chicks!!! Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by louclare, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. louclare

    louclare In the Brooder

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    We are getting 8 chicks 2 weeks from now, and i have some questions.

    how can I tell if my chick is sick?
    when can I tell if my chick is a rooster?
    what do I do with the rooster if I get one?
    does anyone give a special formula to the chicks for them to drink?
    when can they go outside?
    should they sleep on a roost at night when they are in their brooder?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

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  3. louclare

    louclare In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    hmm -- mine were hatched on or about March 1 -- and already they are climbing on the wide tree branches that I put in the brooder -- sometimes sleeping on them --- my last batch spent almost all day on their roost, starting at about 2 weeks

    chicks wanna fly ....
     

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