In the Brooder
- Apr 7, 2013
I just learned a valuable lesson with my 2wk chicks. I was cleaning the brooder once daily n found out it is not enough. The bottom of thier feet became crusted with poop. It took me 1 1/2 hrs to clean them with Dawn soap warm water n q-tips (LOTS of q-tips) From now on brooder is cleaned tid n when i do it feet will b inspected along with thier rears.If this helps another newbie the PIA was worth it. The chicks did get wet so i placed them in a cardboard box with the light on them until they were dry. This made them very thirsty so make sure they have water.