- Oct 8, 2010
#1: We just got a new chick (3 weeks old). Some older chicks she was kept with before I got her picked out some of her back feathers. Should I put some aloe vera on her skin to help with the healing? How about sunscreen when she goes outside to play?
#2: I am housing my 3 new chicks(3 weeks old) indoors until they get all their feathers in. My last (and first) group of chicks I got in late winter and used a heat lamp for them, even inside the house. This time, the weather is much warmer, and the house stays between 70-80 degrees. I'm thinking a heat lamp isn't necessary, but if I'm wrong, I'd love to know! I'm located near San Diego, so we stay warm through October, well, compared to many places, warm all year.
Also any integration tips would be appreciated. Flock #1 is 7 months old (3 of them), and Flock #2 is 3 weeks old (3 of them). I know I need to keep them separate until they are closer to equal size, but I'm really a novice, and could use some suggestions.