How can I make sure my new pullets grow into good egglayers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by garbagePaw, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. garbagePaw

    garbagePaw In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2012
    I have 5 new Black Australorp pullets. Just picked them up from the co-op today so I'm guessing they are days old. I have them in a tub with a 250w heat lamp, wood shavings, medicated chick start and water fortified with Sav-A-Chick. When do they start needing sun? Should they have a little bit of outside time during the day now? How can I ensure that they grow to be good layers?

  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Songster

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    If they have been vaccinated for Marek's, you probably shouldn't bring them outside until 10 days after the vaccination - this is so they don't get exposed to anything before they develop the immunity.

    I started bringing mine outside after two weeks. :)

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