Baby chick season is almost here….and they have special needs adult chickens don’t.

We are definitely getting chicks this spring (despite what my husband says!), and right now we’re busy preparing for their arrival.

Baby chicks are a needy bunch, and it’s best to be prepared before they show up on your doorstep (ask me how I know!)

I know many of you are also looking to bring some chicks home, so this podcast will help you get organized.

From feed requirements to heat lamps (and alternatives to heat lamps!), we go through everything you need to consider before bringing your baby chicks home to the roost.

You’ll learn:

  • How to feed chicks,
  • Why I always give apple cider vinegar (and when)
  • When to introduce them to your adult chickens
  • How to keep your chicks warm & clean
  • Why it’s not a good idea to raise them with ducklings

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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.

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  1. Down here in Australia chick season is in full swing first group look full grown then got half grown pullets then two lots of slightly different size chicks two hens hatched in last two days another three due over coming week
    Unfortunately I lost three newly hatched yesterday when rogue Clucky hen took over nesting box from timid hen killed new chicks them sat on half hatched chick tossed her out put mum back and using old fridge shelf locked mum and chick in nesting box
    My two nesting cages where occupied at the time so I had had to leave her in the nesting box
    Moral get more nesting cages so I can safely lock up mum with her eggs they get feed in bed lol and have container of food and water nearby within the cage and I clean out any soiling mum does as they can save up quite a bit lol

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