Peachick housing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by isuperman35, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. isuperman35

    isuperman35 Out Of The Brooder

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    Going to get some peachicks around 2 weeks old - 1 month old. I was planning on keeping them inside the house in a large cardboard box with fresh hay.

    I ve seen a lot of feet issues with young peas, so i was wondering what y'all think is the best bedding?

    Should i stay with the hay? or go with a wire bottom?

    What about sand (if sand, what kind)?

    Also, how long til peachicks get "fully feathered"? And is a "yearling" a one year old peachick?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not an expert yet, but I have 4 peachicks I hatched that are about 2 months old now. I moved them into an outside pen about 3 weeks ago. Peachicks hatch with wing feathers. Mine were out of the brooder and flying around the room on me by 2 weeks. They grow quickly as well. You will want something big enough for them, and with some sort of lid, screen, mesh, etc... I used shaved pine bedding myself, and they needed frequent cleaning once they started growing.
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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