Looking to get a few chicks they r my first ones. I need some advice for raising them thank you

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leconte5181, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. leconte5181

    leconte5181 New Egg

    Aug 25, 2013
  2. DaveMorey

    DaveMorey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2013
    Westminster, Vermont
    I recommend having everything in the brooder set up ahead of time. I set mine up a day ahead of time and made sure the temperature was stable at 95°. I bought the 1 quart feeder and waterer but unless you are only getting a few chicks I don't really recommend them. I ended up buying a 10lb feeder and a gallon waterer. I lower the temp in the brooder by 5° each week. Watch the chicks and they will tell you if they are too cold or too hot. If they are all huddled under the heat lamp it's too cold. If they are spread out all away from the light it's too hot. I suspended my heat lamp from the ceiling so that I could raise and lower the light when I needed to adjust the temperature.

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