Starting tips for raising baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by szieg1, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. szieg1

    szieg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, im new to the hole chicken thing im only 15 years old and i have 12 baby chicks 10 americanas and 2 yellow ones i forget the name of... i have a large chicken coop with 10 cornish somethings and one of those black and white roosters something bard or other.... anyway obviously i need some help on this subject... so i figure the first place to start would be the chicks i got them in a glass tank with a heat light keeping the tank at around 80-84 degrees which i think is ok but are there any tips i really need help plz....


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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Amador Hill Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I just got some myself and I have them in a rubbermaid container with a heat lamp hanging on a wooden dowel. The temp for the first week is supposed to be 90-95 but I am just watching my chickens. They are walking around scratching, eating drinking then I think they must be fine. If the are snuggling they are too cold and if they are way away from the light they are too hot. Mine has wood shavings in the bottom.
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are the chicks? if less than a week they need to be 95deg, then back the temp down 5deg for each week, keep clean food and water in with them always, use a red heat light. what kind of bedding do you have them on, i use pure pine shavings ( no ceder)and give them lots of love!!!!!!!! and get more chicks so we can help the chickens take over the world, and foghorn leghorn for presdent
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Put some marbles in your waterer dish to keep chicks from drowning, lots of people find out about this the hard way.
     
  6. szieg1

    szieg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the picture you requested. I also posted at the top.

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  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    AWW adorable chicks! Thanks for the pictures! Good luck with them. I'm sure you will do an awesome job!
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Adorable babies!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Here is a great reference book, Gail Damerow's 'Storey's Guide to Chickens' is an excellent guide, as well as this web site an excellent source of information.

    Also here are some other good sites and info.
    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/aboutChickens.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/lcenter.html
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
     
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