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 New Egg

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    [​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

    xxx:D
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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]
     
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  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  5. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/raising-chickens-basics.php

    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]
     
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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    You can also check out the brooder page at the top here. People have some great ideas and pics.
     

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