i need help? I dont know what to do

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had grown hens alot and i know how to handle them....but i have 26 chicks coming in two weeks from MM hatchery and i have never raised chicks...so if you can tell me all i need to i would apprcciate it very much.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Heat lamp, light bulb, medicated grower feed, water dish with marbles and feed dish. Also you need a brooder and paper towels. line the brooder with paper towels and set up the heating lamp. the temp inside the brooder needs to be 95

    add marbels to the waterer to prevent chicks from drowning. water needs to be on the cool side and food on the warm
     
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  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    A rubbermaid container makes a good home for chicks. Make sure you have a source of heat (light) and suitable feeders and waterers. Use PINE, never cedar. I had to learn this the hard way...Any specific questions you have?
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Keep them warm, dry, in a draft free place, fresh water daily and fresh feed daily.
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Good Lord, three replies at once!!!! That's gotta be a record?!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think so kristen lol
     
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  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    and i was involved! Where is my reward? dont i get a coop er somethin?
     
  8. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all for all of the help and im glad my question could make a record lol
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

  10. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks that told me alot
     

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