I have questions!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by misslogan019, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never had chickens before, and I plan to get some soon. I have many questions, but can only think of a few at the time lol. Please help

    1. How do I keep bugs like ticks, fleas, mites off my chickens?

    2. How do I deworm my chickens? What do I use? And when?

    3. When can I put my chicks outside? And how do I go about that?
     
  2. MChicken1303

    MChicken1303 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a rare occasion when they get mites and lice and fleas. If you chicken gets worms you should put red pepper flakes in their water, they don't have taste buds so they won't care and it will kill the worms. You will see worms in their droppings. It depends where you live to let then out. I have a hawk problem so I just stand outside with them. Get them in before dusk and let them out anytime after dawn. You just open the coop door and they will all run out. Just saying, they like to eat gardens and dig mulch up. :p:yiipchick
     
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    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I get my chicks, how long do I need to leave them in a brooder? And how do I go about moving them from inside to outside so they don't get sick if it's a little cold?
     
  4. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are fully feathered they are fine to go outside. I usually put mine out between 8 and 12 weeks depending on the size and feathering. By then Macon will be plenty warm enough to keep your chicks warm outside.
     
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  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    You can actually raise the chicks outside in your coop. In fact, it's healthier for the chicks to be raised in their natural environment. They can tolerate quite cold temperatures as long as you have an adequate heat source for them and they're protected from drafts and dampness.

    To read how I brood my chicks outdoors, click on the second link below in my sig line. There are numerous benefits to brooding outdoors. It might surprise you.

    As for mites, worms, and other parasites, I've had my flock for eight years and never had any of those things. I know for certain because I've had them tested. So there's no guarantee you'll even have to address that issue at all.
     
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    How long can eggs stay in a nest before a hen sits
     
  7. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out today to fix my run up, and I am eaten up with ticks. Will my chickens eat the ticks? Or will they get on them also? And before I put my chickens outside what can I put on the ground for ticks?
     
  8. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Whatever you do, do NOT use any insecticide around your coop or run or yard! OMG! I learned that lesson the hard way, believe me! It's so hard to watch you chicken die after they drink from a puddle where insecticide had been sprayed weeks ago and re-constituted to it lethal form. Please make that the number one rule you follow from now on.

    Yes, chickens will eat every tick they encounter, gleefully, greedily, and efficiently. They are the perfect insect control experts. Let a tick drop onto a chicken, and quicker than you can say "tick" another chicken will pick it right off and gobble it down.

    Say goodbye to your tick problem.
     
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  9. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha ok that's GREAT!!! And I won't thank you for your help, I'm so excited for my chicks :)
     
  10. misslogan019

    misslogan019 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you put younger chickens with older ones?
     

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