Helop for a newbie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jebelious, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. jebelious

    jebelious Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi There everyone i am quite new to the whole raising from Chicks and i wanted to get some advice before i just go out there and start doing this. What i wanted to know is:

    What are the basics? is there currently a thread that indicates the do's and dont's of bringing chicks up? i just want to really get a starting point i.e.

    How do you keep them, temperatures, feeding times etc

    any help would be appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. Flagman

    Flagman New Egg

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  3. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

    Aug 18, 2009
    Georgia
    Here is a sticky thread on a couple of the basics.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=283953

    You will keep your chicks in a brooder. Examples can be seen above in the sticky thread. And usually around 6-10 weeks old, you can take them out of the brooder and put them in the coop.
    Here is a thread to help with what type of feed and when you need to feed it.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=195595

    Temperature wise, here is a helpful thread..
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=216241

    And here are a couple other threads you may find useful [​IMG]

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=216241

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=284728

    I hope that helps you out some,

    --SSF [​IMG]
     
  4. jebelious

    jebelious Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies [​IMG] some material for me to catchup on this week [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  5. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Alaska

    Thanks for joining us.
     

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