9 steps for raising chicks | Living the Country Life

9 steps for raising chicks

Whether your baby chicks arrive in the mail or are hatched in an incubator, here are some important first steps to ensure their safety and well-being.
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Whether you hatch fertilized eggs in an incubator or order baby chicks through the mail, getting started with a new group of chicks is very exciting. If arriving in the mail, make sure the chicks have a healthy appearance. If you're hatching chicks, move them to a warm location as soon as they hatch.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: March 10, 2014

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stevete wrote:
Do you have to use a special light to keep the chicks warm or can you use a regular lamp?Also does it have to be spring when you get the chicks,because at tractor supply i know they are selling chicks but its to cold to make a fenced in area outside so i wanted to use the cardboard box idea but my mom said no please answer asap?!