NEW CHICK ADVICE??

reidymikenewbie

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 18, 2012
12
1
24
Getting my first ever chicks tomorrow. 6 RIRs from mypetchicken.com any Last minute advice, I really wanna do this right!
 

mnferalkitty

Songster
7 Years
May 17, 2012
1,386
26
131
Minnesota
electrolyes in the water, dip each of their beaks in the water. Don't use wood shavings until they get older use papertowels for now, just sprinkle the food on the paper towel then they are sure to find it right away, you can use a dish/feeder whe they get older and you are confident all are eating well. Leave them alone for the first couple of days they are going to be stressed. Have fun!
 

Jocelynlee

Hatching
7 Years
May 29, 2012
3
0
7
make sure the water dish is nice and shallow for the first few weeks so they dont dround! Good choice in birds, they are my favorite!
 

crumptz

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 22, 2012
152
5
93
Mountain View, CA
I love my RIR! I kept mine on paper towels (plan on changing them daily). I suggest you figure out the heat lamp situation early too. I spent the first few days with my chicks constantly having to adjust the heat height to keep steady temps! Good luck, you'll be great!
 

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