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New chicks, do they need a special food or supplement

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bspin26, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Bspin26

    Bspin26 New Egg

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    Hey y'all. We have a small flock of 11 chickens currently. They are about 2 years old now. Today I will be getting 6 new golden buff hens. My question is, is there anything special I need to feed them or give them to make sure they are healthy and ready to go when the time comes to introduce them to our girls? I just want to make sure they get a healthy start!

    Thanks in advance for any help y'all can give me!!

    Bonnie
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go ahead and buy the starter chick crumbles. They have medicated and non medicated, that is completely your preference. Also as I just experienced catastrophic losses because of it, look for a quail waterer. They are much smaller, but I started with the chick water with rocks in the bottom and lost my whole batch of chick's to water. I asked around and people recommend the quail waterer.
    Otherwise keep them nice and warm and you should be fine.
     
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  3. Bspin26

    Bspin26 New Egg

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    Thanks so much!!
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy!
     

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