The chicks are in the mail.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jaj121159, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting my first mail order chicks tomorrow. Ten each of Orloffs, Welsummers, and Dark RIR. Have my brooder almost ready, just need to add the finishing touches. I bought some almost week old Cornish X's and have raised those, but these are my first layers. I know this whole site is full of instructions, tips and experiences. Tell me some of the key things I do be prepared for with these chicks.
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  2. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    Layers are no different from any other chick. I would suggest at least 2 weeks medicated feed and introduction of Dirt clumps to there diet. At Aprox, 18-22 weeks I would switch over to a layer feed and offer oyster shells in a bowl so thay can get what they need for good egg development.
     

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