Help with 3 week old chicks please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pasocowgirl, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. pasocowgirl

    pasocowgirl New Egg

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    I am a real newbie! My husband brought home 2 beautiful little "Easter chicks" tonight. They are 3 weeks old. We have them in a cage in the kitchen under a heat lamp for warmth. I put some shavings on the bottom of the cage and some chick crumbles in a little feed dish. The chicks are pecking at the shavings. Should I remove the shavings? Any and all help is sincerely appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Sounds like you're off to a good start. I don't use shavings for my chicks, I use paper towels for the first week or two until the chicks understand the difference between food and 'not food' (Or until they start to shred the paper towels, that's a fun teenager chick game). Good luck with your new chickens!
     
  3. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood chips are ok for 3 week olds.
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here I like to use paper towels cause its easy to clean I brood mine in the big plastic tubs from walmart,when they get their legs under them i put down plastic then news paper very easy cleanup
     
  5. pasocowgirl

    pasocowgirl New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the great support. The babies are doing great!!!
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
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    I just posted a similar question! Congrats on your new babies. Are they Easter Eggers, the colored egg layers?
     
  7. pasocowgirl

    pasocowgirl New Egg

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    Yep. They are Easter Eggers. Golden sex linked. My husband brought them home. Brown eggs. They are beautiful!!!!
     

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