New Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CTchicken117, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. CTchicken117

    CTchicken117 New Egg

    Feb 18, 2013
    Next week, Tractor Supply Co. is receiving their shipments of chicks at their store, and my sister and I were going to go and pick some out (haha I got her involved in chickens now). So, we were thinking of keeping them in a large cardboard box with all the necessary items to raise chicks. Would that work? And we would like to get a few Barred Plymouth Rock hens, a rooster, and a Silkie hen. Will they all get along?
  2. Cockle-Dood

    Cockle-Dood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    New Waverly, TX
    The box should be fine, just make sure u have enough bedding or atleast a layer of something to keep the box dry...dont want it to soak through.

    As far as the chicks go, i currently have 3 barrd rocks, 3 black australorps, 2 EE's, and 2 silkies all in a brooder together and they are happy as can be. Silkies arent quite as playful as the rest but there is no issues between the chicks themselves.

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