OMG - I just ordered 18 new baby chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by manukannijoy, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. manukannijoy

    manukannijoy In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2016
    Melbourne, FL
    Yes, we are adding to the flock! Just orders 7 different breeds from Myers Hatchery and due for delivery between September 7-9!!! Soo excited. This is our first time to raise chickens from chicks! Any input on how to make sure we keep them safe and healthy is welcome! Thank you all!
  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I feel your excitement! Raising baby chicks is one of the most fun aspects of chicken keeping. They are an endless source of entertainment, and watching them develop is so rewarding.

    I recommend brooding them under the heating pad system right alongside your adult flock for the optimal ease of integrating them into the flock. I wrote a detailed article for BYC on this topic and it's linked below this post.

    Read the popular threads here on this forum, and you will gain a lot of information.

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