just got 3 chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shotgun707, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. shotgun707

    shotgun707 Out Of The Brooder

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    just got 3 and do i need to do anything to them like medicane or anything like that
     
  2. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they?

    There is a TON of info in the forum under "caring for baby chicks"

    Medicated feed is up to you, but it is a preventative measure against Cocci. They need a heat light (the temp depends on their age) and until about 6-8 weeks (fully feathered) they need to be kept indoors like a garage or shed, not out in the elements.

    I am somewhat new to BYC, NOT at all new to birds! Been taking care of birds for more than 20 years

    Good luck and [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to the BYC!!!

    Feed them medicated chick starter. The medicated chick starter prevents them from many illnesses.

    Medicated chick feed will help build up heir immune system and prevent disease like Coccidiosis which is one of the most flock-devastating diseases, 'Cocci' management should forever be at the forefront of your nutrition program.
     
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