Raising my first flock! Anyone have any advice for me?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by halfdead1985, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. halfdead1985

    halfdead1985 Just Hatched

    Jun 20, 2017
    Raising my first flock, wanting any advice anyone has for me? My chicks are 2 weeks old, I have a total of 6. 2 are salmon faverolle and 4 are Americanas
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Be sure that you build your coop and run big enough: minimum of 4 s.f. in coop and 10 s.f. in run per bird. Make your coop predator proof (hardware cloth, not chicken wire) provide plenty of ventilation, have perches a minimum of 2' above floor, and above nest boxes, and allow at least 18" between perch and ceiling. Look into deep litter management in coop and run, and consider fermented feed.

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