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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goochgirl, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. goochgirl

    goochgirl Songster

    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... [​IMG] Of course, their mother will kill me... [​IMG]
  2. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    I would get the following:

    1 bag of Flock Raiser crumbles (feed until 18 weeks old)
    1 bag of poultry grit (I personally use all purpose sand at Lowes)
    2.5lb rabbitt feeder (to put grit into)
    2 bails of shavings
    3.5 gal hanging drinker
    12 lb haning feeder

    That should be okay for the next 3 months. You may want to get another rabbitt feeder for oyster shell when they are about 20 weeks old.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  3. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    the only issue i can see would be stale feed, which would probably happen somewhere around the middle of august. if you do still go for it though, just make sure you keep it dry, a little mold at the bottom of a bag and cause sickness or death to your whole flock.
  4. goochgirl

    goochgirl Songster

    May 2, 2010
    That large of a waterer and feeder would take up the entire space of my run! I only have 12 sf. I'm getting the 1 gallon, also, so my children can carry it to refill; their chickens, their responsibility. So, I'll need 2 bales of wood chips? How often should I change that out? I'm going to try to have a poop board under the roost if there is room. (thought I was finished with poop when I got the last one potty trained)

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