Help with rasing these chicks! please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mooSa, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. mooSa

    mooSa Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Hi, this is the first time I raise baby chicks and im not sure what to do exactly.

    First off i wana raise them naturally without medication, so what do i need to feed them to be strong? What should I do for them to grow strong and stay healthy?

    What I am feeding them is organic wheat ( cruched to tiny bits), water mixed with sugar, and grit mixed with water. Another thing is that im using a heater which uses gas and the room ends up smelling like gas. I crack the window a bit and every morning i ventillate the whole room. Can the gas kill them? how often do i have to clean? any tips? thanks
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You need to find them a good all purpose chick starter. Just wheat isn't going to give them everything they need. Take the sugar out of the water. All they need is fresh, clean water. The grit does not need to be in water. If you get them on to a chick starter they don't even need the grit at this point in time.

    And no, the gas smell probably isn't good for them.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:I agree with Katy. You need them on a good chick starter/grower, organic or not. Sugar water is only for day old chicks if they have been shipped and used only one day for an energy kick. Grit is not needed if you have then on a good starter/grower.

    Gas heater would be a killer in my opinion in a enclosed space if not well ventilated at all times. Heat lamp and a brooder box to keep them warm. Or a space where you can hang a heat lamp in the room and they can huddle if cold. Cleaning should be a weekly thing or every few days depending on how many chicks you are raising to keeping their space clean and disease free. Fresh water and feed 24/7.

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