Requesting advice on raising baby chicks
I have 16 chicks that are now about 5-6 weeks old. When can I feed them greens from the veggie garden? And, when should I give them some purchased grit?
The chicks are in a 2'x3' brooder cage---unfortunately in my living room. They are getting crowded in there. I need to step them up to something larger. Any ideas??? They aren't feathered out enough to put them outside. I can put them in my attached garage but what kind of enclosure should my husband and I make for them?
The chicks are growing so fast that I am having "nightmares" that they will be squished together without any elbow room.
We also have 13 two year old chickens in a 10'x10' coop with a 10'x16' run that are still producing eggs, but not as much as last year, of course. We were given these chickens just before egg laying age so I am unfamiliar with raising chick from just a few days old. Thanks in advance for any information you can be provide. It is much appreciated.