New member from Ragley, La.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Conway Corbello, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Conway Corbello

    Conway Corbello Hatching

    Dec 15, 2015
    Ragley, La.
    We'really from Ragley, Louisiana, and a friend has given us 30 freshly hatched chickens. Another friend has loaned us their brooder, a waterer, and a feeder. This is our first venture into poultry. These birds are supposed to be all rooster, about half of them are black, and the other half red. We have no idea what breed they are, we plan to feed them up and butcher them, but if it turns out that we have hens (either meat or laying), we may decide to keep a few. They're a week old, and we let them enjoy the sun in the screened section of the brooder during the day, and put them in the enclosed section with the light (100 W flood) with feed and water overnight. We're feeding them 24% chicken starter and put 1 Tbsp of sugar and 1 Tbsp of Bragg's apple cider vinegar / 1 gallon of water in their waterer. We have lost 2 of them, I suspect due to trampling. Any ideas or suggestions?

  2. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chirping

    I'd suggest posting this in the raising baby chicks forum. Welcome to BYC, and if you haven't done so already, you should check out the learning centre. It's great! So glad you decided to join!
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    IS the brooder actually large enough to provide space for 30 chicks. That is a very large number and they grow fast. Maybe you need more feeders and water pans so every one doesn't have to gang up trying to get some.
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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