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Getting baby chicks this spring? I have many tips for you

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Poka_Doodle, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Dec 21, 2015
    Poka_Doodle

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    Okay, I do know this is a little early but some hatcherys start at the end of January. So, I figured I would start this thread for those of you getting chicks to answer your questions, post tips about later when they move to a coop, and for you to post pictures.
    It would help if you posted the breed of chick if possible or if it is a meat or egg chick.
    I personally might have some Bantam chicks, and will have meat birds this summer to sell County Fair.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2015
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    I thought of getting some meat birds this Spring; do you have any tips on the best ways to raise them?
     
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    Yeah. After they are a week old only allowing for 12 hours of the food being in their pen
     
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    Ok! Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, np. I will let you know of any other if I think of it
     
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    Cool! Thanks! :)
     
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    I need to order mine, but have heard they are "easy" that is a 4H term for something you can raise and show with only a few hours of work put in
     
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    I sent an email out over the weekend about a couple of breeds but haven't heard back yet. I got an incubator for Christmas so will likely be hatching the eggs. I might let the elementary school hatch them and then I would raise them, I'll see about it.
     
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    Oh cool!!
     
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    Thanks. I might order some show egg layers too
     
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