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Re: 1st time:raising chicks NEED INFO


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Posted by Dan G/Soganofla on March 01, 2001 at 07:12:04 from (207.43.195.202):

In Reply to: 1st time:raising chicks NEED INFO posted by cntryhom on February 28, 2001 at 11:44:51:

I have a small, mixed flock...down to 4 hens and a rooster right now. I think my favorite is a "Production Red" that lays the biggest, brownest eggs I ever saw. I also have a couple of Wyandottes and 1 Black Sex-link that do very well. I'd suggest buying your chicks locally if you can, or even buy some grown hens from a neighbor, so you don't have to wait so long for eggs.
If you get chicks, keep'em in a box, inside, with a light over them for warmth. They like it over 90 degrees for the first couple of weeks. Feed them Chick Starter, free choice, and keep FRESH water in there at all times. You will need to change their water and clean their food tray frequently, as they are notoriously untidy creatures.


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