Last week we tackled your backyard chicken’s first 6 weeks, and in this episode we take on weeks 7-16!
Weeks 7-16 are a little bit different then weeks 1-6 (especially weeks 11-16!) so we break down how you should care for your chicks each week so they grow into healthy layers.
- What to feed,
- How to introduce your chicks to your existing flock
- How to keep them safe outside (in and out of the coop)
- And more!
Links we discuss:
Have a hen that loves herbs?(Who doesn’t?!)
I’d like to hear from you!
Are you getting baby chicks this spring? What breeds? Leave a comment below!
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.