What do I need?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by piccolini, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. piccolini

    piccolini Songster

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    I am off to the store in an hour for the chicks that I have coming in 1 week...
    What do I need?
    I have: A large brooder with 2 heat lights, a feeder, and a waterer. So I am assuming I need more.
    So... What kind of bedding should I get? What kind of chick starter should I get? Medicated? Non-medicated? Anything else I'll need?
    Thanks!
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
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    I would do White Shavings (Pine / Fir) and Medicated Starter.

    Have fun and good luck with the chicks.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    We used saw dust. Lol.
     
  4. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    sent you a PM --- have fun !
     
  5. piccolini

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    Thanks! I'm about to leave so perfect timing!
    I used to use saw dust as well because we had a mill just a few miles down the road and they gave them to us free! They went out of business a few years ago though so I'm on my own this time.
     
  6. AKsmama

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    If you don't have a thermometer, you need one to make sure your brooder temps are correct. Sure, they will "tell you" if they are hot or cold, but thermometers are a cheap, easy backup. [​IMG]
     

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