What's the first thing to do with chicks after they hatch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Huny, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always got chicks from the hatchery or feed store, so what is the procedure with hatchlings from your own incubator. Do I need to dip their beak and such? Do I need special medicated feed, or do I need to give any shots :O
     
  2. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to BYC Learning center and read Hatching, and Raising young chicks sections.
    mypetchicken.com also has a great online e-book on raising chicks.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I dont clip thier beak, vacinate them, or use medicated feed. Ive never had any problems or need to. [​IMG]
     

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