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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencarsten, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. chickencarsten

    chickencarsten Out Of The Brooder

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    i just got 13 baby chicks from ideal poultry this afternoon.[​IMG] i want to know any tips you have. i am raising them in my office
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    The best thing for you to do is go to The Learning Center on top of page. You will get tons of information !!!!

    Good luck and enjoy ! [​IMG]

    What kind are they ?
    We always like to see pictures !!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the new babies [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Is your office at your house ??
     
  4. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] the learning center has a lot of info If there is a questionthat isnt answered there then by all means ask away


    quick hints
    dont put shavings in with the babies they will eat it instead of food
    they get splayed foot on news paper so use paper towels instead
    keep them warm... 99 degrees
    pick them up often so they get used to humans
    dont put a saucer of water down they can drown in a 1/8 inch of water

    good luck
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Put marbles in water in dish so they can just peck between them to drink.

    PICS ? [​IMG]
     
  6. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics pics pics,,, and ditto what everyone else has said except also, [​IMG]
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:99 is way to hot to keep chicks in (maybe you were thinking incubator)

    The brooder should be 80-90 with a place for them to get away from the heat if they wish !! I always keep mine about 80ish I find anything above that the chicks start to pant.

    Good luck !!
     

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