Category Archives: Baby Chicks
When baby chicks hatch, they need additional warmth. Their body heat alone is not enough to keep them warm. Without additional heat, they can become chilled and stressed, and if it goes too long, they can become ill or die. … Continue reading
Disease and Parasites When you introduce new chickens to your flock, you run the risk of also introducing new diseases or parasites to your flock. If you take your chickens to poultry shows, then you run that same risk when … Continue reading
Cleaning out the brooder. Foraging in the yard. Friendly Americana. Photos. Continue reading
Brooder temperature. Chicks sparring. Wing and tail feather development. Foraging in the yard. Feeders. The free rare/exotic chick. Photos. Continue reading
Chick grit – making it from grower grit. Overcoming problems with pasting up. Photos. Continue reading
Moving the chicks outdoors to a larger brooder. Description of the new brooder. Quick Chick supplement. Photos. Continue reading
The arrival of the baby chicks at the post office. Basic chick care for the first day.