Needs for new chicks

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

  1. Im4dabirds

    Im4dabirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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]

    Sonja
     

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