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Three Week Old New Chicken MOMMA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by The Momma, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. The Momma

    The Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    Met a chicken farmer who gave me some eggs. I hatched all but one. This is my first time so far so good. Chicks are 3 weeks old and my coop and yard are huge. I let them out today for the first time in the yard. They are having exploration time. I have been tending a compost pile in the coop yard for about 2 months. Full of worms and bugs.

    Question 1: what do I feed them?
    Question 2: where will they sleep???????
    Question 3: how much handling must I do to get them friendly with me.
     
  2. TNchickies

    TNchickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool! welcome to the world, chickies! good job letting them roam! 1. i would give them 'chick starter medicated chick feed'. you can find it at TLC. (tractor supply co.) 2. they can sleep in the coop in a nest box, or a box, or anything that is dry and safe. 3. when i got my chicks, i handled them gently but religiously every day at least once. I would do it everyday if possible. You know, just pet 'em, love 'em, make sure they know who loves them. [​IMG] Good luck! and happy days ahead!
     
  3. The Momma

    The Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    THanks, that's exactly what I fed them and they are thriving!! They are now 6 weeks old (this THursday) and at night I have been keeping them in a big blue plastic bin (their home since they were chick babies). They are growing quite fast and I think by this weekend I will feel good about keeping them alone in their new home outside.

    I am wondering about feed after they get about 6 - 8 weeks old. Some swear by organic but the prices are really high. Can anyone recommend a feed that's good but more affordable.
     

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