- May 2, 2010
Monday, I'm getting my coop finished, and sending my girls outside for good!! I have 2 that are about 6 weeks old. I have about half a bag of chick starter and a nearly full bag of wood shavings left. I am making a trip to Tractor Supply Company to get a hanging feeder, waterer, and food to get us through September when the kids get back in school. Besides being an hour away, there is no way I will be able to go once the children are out of school. What else will I need?? I'm going to feed them the Chick Start until it runs out. Then what kind of food should I give them? Do I need grit or is it put in the feed?? Anything else? I want happy girls. I'm going to use a bucket with paper for a nest box when they are old enough. I'm kind of hoping they will have peeps... the boys that live down the street have a coop that has not been used in a while. I hate to see my brooder and their coop sit empty...Of course, their mother will kill me...