New comer i need help and advise..please help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babeychick_1, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. babeychick_1

    babeychick_1 Hatching

    Mar 16, 2008
    [​IMG] hi [​IMG]

    me and my family are going to raise some chickings soon and i just need advise on how to and where to get all the good and right supplise for them

    i will be very greatful if you give me the advise.

    please write back

  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Do you have a coop or an area for the brooder (Place where the chicks stay till they are older)
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Your basic supplies you need will be something to keep them in. A box works well. Find one of appropriate size depending on how many your getting. They need room to grow. Rubbermaid containers work well also.
    Litter - pine shaving works best, some use straw
    Feed- chick starter is all you need
    Heat source- chicks need 95 degrees to start/ need therometer. I use a red 250watt heat lamp.
    Waterer with some marbles or stones in the tray to keep chicks from falling in and drowning.
    I also put a window screen over the top to protect from any dangers.Good Luck! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  5. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    Well, hello!

    I am a newbie myself (the chickens haven't even gotten here yet!)

    But I found that this page and the pages it links to were invaluable in preparing for the chickies!

    As far as where to get chicken supplies, I've been having luck at the local Agway and feed stores. They seem to have everything.

    edited to add: *shakes fist at Rooster Red* I'm trying to be helpful over here and you go stealing my thunder! Hrmph. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    You can also check out the brooder page at the top here. People have some great ideas and pics.

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