In the Brooder
- Feb 22, 2010
I don't have my chicks hatched yet, they are going to be incubated in my class and are being shipped out to my house today, and should arrive Thursday. Anywho, I have some, actually, a lot of questions. When should i transfer my chicks from the brooder to outside? at what age can the chicks start eating regular food, or is there a certain food process (like going from starter to regular, then add scratch and then table scraps)? Do the chicks need special attention when they go into the coop? What should i put in the coop and the run? I was wondering if the chicks need to go to the vet at certain ages, or do they even need to go to the vet? should the chicks be kept out of the cold outside since they are young or does it matter? How do I introduce the chicks to their new home? sorry for all the questions, they will be my first chickens ever! thanks so much!!