Only 2 baby chicks in Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MollyOllie, May 25, 2019.

  1. MollyOllie

    MollyOllie Hatching

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    I have 2, one week old baby chicks in the brooder. Their food is in a feeder with 7 openings. How often should I give them fresh food. They are not going through it very fast since I only have 2 chicks. Also I was told by hatchery to add ACV to the water when they first arrived. How long should I do that? What does the ACV do?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    Keep the feeder full. After a few more weeks they'll go through a lot more feed.
    Raw ACV acidifies the gut which bad bacteria don't like. It also contains beneficial enzymes and some nutrients.
    I always recommend starting with at least 3 chickens. Sometimes they die. They are flock animals that don't fare well alone. If one only owns 2 and one dies, the other will be all alone and it is always harder to add more birds to an existing flock.
     
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