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Nestled Chickens

Chirping
9 Years
Mar 3, 2010
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...now what do I do?

Do they need vitamins or supplements? The guy at the feed store said something about sugar water for electrolytes and yogurt for probiotics.

How much floor space will they need in their brooder?

We lost one chick overnight (so sad), but the rest are running all over the place, eating and drinking, and pecking the shavings. They are so funny!
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
Sounds like everything is going well for you. If they seem perky, then don't worry at all about sugar water. How many chicks do you have? I usually only get small orders (right now I have six chicks that I picked up from the hatchery Feb 22). I use a 45 gallon plastic storage bin for my brooder and they have a good amount of room....they do grow though.......you'll be so glad to get them outside once they are old enough! LOL
 

Nestled Chickens

Chirping
9 Years
Mar 3, 2010
85
9
94
Pacific Northwest
We have 24 chicks. They seem to have enough space for now, but they will grow...

Will splitting them into different brooders when they outgrow the one they are in mess up the pecking order?
 

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