Whats needed for a house chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iloveourbabychick, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    We are keeping Happy.We are gonna keep her in our house where shes safe and she will have the roam of the house.We know we gotta get chicken diapers and have dirt in a box for her but any ideas we should know about?Here where we live is clay..is that good?Where do we get it from thats not sprayed..Shes a lil over 6 weeks old..When does she need grass?And when does she start on grit?Shes eating chick starter now.Thanks
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Diapers and keep her on the starter.

    She doesn't need grit until she starts eating something other than starter crumbles.

    As far as a dirt box, she will make a huge mess... any dirt is fine unless it has just recently been sprayed with some sort of pesticide.
     
  3. injunjoe

    injunjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say get a bag of kids play sand from
    Home depot.
    It is coarse so less will be tracked around and it is clean.
     
  4. Iloveourbabychick

    Iloveourbabychick Out Of The Brooder

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    We thought about the kids play sand also.But we had a parakeet once that died from eating too much gravel at the bottom of her cage.Could this happen to a chicken with the sand?
     
  5. injunjoe

    injunjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of my chickens are living with a sand floor in there coop as well as there run.
     

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