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how easy is it to take care of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firtle, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Firtle

    Firtle Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2011
    I don't have any chickens and i'm trying to see how they would fit in my work schedule. Just wondering on a scale of 1 to 100 w/ 100 being hardest and 1 being easy how they are taking care of. THX!
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Meh. Sometimes... 10.... Other times, 80.

    I've had batches that all I had to do was feed and water them. Other batches, I've had to treat curled toes and spraddle legs. Along with prolapse and everything in between...

    It just depends.
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    There can be no ranking of how hard it is. It all depends on many factors. The more chicks you get, the harder it is to maintain them.
  4. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Can't predict. Situations do happen. Luckily I haven't had any problems but then again I haven't raised a lot like some of people on here. Good luck
  5. Firtle

    Firtle Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2011
    ok, lets say i get 2
  6. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I'd rate it about a 10.

    Way easier than horses.

    Small amount of attention EVERY day.

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