New chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Burbs03, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    Any advice?
     

  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Did you get new chicks or are you wanting new chicks?
     
  3. CoopintheWoods

    CoopintheWoods Chirping

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    Be sure to handle them lots when they are little. It makes them nicer later.
     
  4. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    I hatched them, they are 3 days old
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats!!
    Keep them warm and feed and watered.

    Do you have older chicks too? (chickens)
     
  6. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    The brooder is all set up and they are in it, they have good food an water, do i need to do anything else
     
  7. Burbs03

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    no, these are my first chickens but I am planning on hatching more
     

  8. KikisGirls

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    Can you post a picture of your brooder?

    Not much advice can be giving without really knowing/seeing whatcha got going on.
     
  9. lazy gardener

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    Plug of sod in the brooder.

    Heating pad cave instead of heat lamp. If you are using a heat lamp, IMO, it's important to give them only as much heat as they need to keep them from getting cold. The whole "start at 90 - 95, and decrease 5*/week" recommendation is more heat than they need, IMO. Be sure the opposite end of the brooder can be cooled to 20* less than the heated end. If you use a heating pad cave, you are much less likely to over heat them, and they develop much faster.

    Fermented feed.

    Info about heating pad brooding and FF in links at bottom of my signature.

    Enjoy your chicks! and welcome to BYC.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  10. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    btw I have three chicks and i made the brooder my self
     

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