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

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    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

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rootstown Ohio
    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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