New Chickie mommy. Help me out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick2good4u, May 10, 2008.

  1. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    My 10 RIR pullets will arrive next week. I am new to this, excited and a little nervous about doing things right. I have read everything I can find about raising chicks on the net. Here is my checklist:

    Water trough as a brooder in the garage w/ wire top
    Heat lamp
    pine shavings
    paper towels
    medicated chick starter
    chick grit

    Do I need any medications, vitamines, electrolytes etc? Any tips, suggestions, or comments are appreciated.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    I like to have a packet of vitamins and electrolytes available in just case they have a tough trip.

    Medications shouldn't be necessary till they are much older and even then, with luck, you won't need them.

    Otherwise, it seems you are all prepared and ready to go,

  3. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Looks like you have it all covered. Good luck!
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Just don't worry about giving them the grit until they are eating foods other than their chick starter.
    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your chicks. [​IMG]

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