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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Vickis Girls, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm about to order day-old chicks. What supplies will I need? I have finished the hen house, but that's all. Also, should I order the vaccinated chicks? Any points in the right direction is much appreciated!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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  3. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I have one more question: I really want Brahma chickens, and am wondering if they will need a ramp to get to the 30 inch high roost.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Until they are a little older, yes.
     
  5. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think when they're fully grown they can fly up there without a ramp?
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    Yes, and when they are a couple months old they can probably get up there. Mine flew out of a box taller then 30" when they were a couple months old.
     
  7. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Were they standard size Brahma's? I keep hearing that they have trouble flying onto a roost because they're so big, and hope that's not always the case, as it will be crowded in the coop with a ramp.
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

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    No they were Orpingtons, Wyandottes, and Australorps.
     
  9. Wyandotte103

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    What should I feed my day old Wyandottes? Anything would be helpful!
     
  10. willowbranchfarm

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    Medicated or non-medicated starter crumbles.
     
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