Needs for new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Im4dabirds, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Im4dabirds

    Im4dabirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Central Alabama
    Hi all. I'm new to the forum although I've been lurking for quite a while. I'll be finally getting chicks next month (Yayyyy!!) and I'd like some suggestions as to what I need to have on hand when they get here, like vitamins, medications that I might need quickly if there are problems, etc.

    Getting wood to start my coop and run this weekend. I'm planning a 4 x 10 ft coop with an 8 x 16 ft run. I'm planning on 10 red sussex hens. Is that enough room?

    Any suggestions for a newby are most welcome! I have gotten so many great ideas here! This site rocks!
  2. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you should be ok. The general rule of thumb is 4 sq.ft per bird in the coop and 10 sq. ft in the run. Enjoy your new chickens!!! [​IMG]


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