Are My Chicks Too Cold Or Too Hot?

Are My Chicks Too Cold Or Too Hot?

Main Takeaways: If your chicks are walking around, eating, etc, their brooder temperature is probably okay. If they’re huddling under/near the heat source, they’re probably cold. (Might also hear loud cheeping). If they’re scattered way away from the heat source, they’re probably too hot. More reading: How many chicks should be in a brooder Maat…

When Will Chicks Start Laying Eggs?

When Will Chicks Start Laying Eggs?

You might be wondering “when do chicks start laying eggs?” People tend to purchase their chicks in March. Around June, when they’re six to eight weeks old, owners start to wonder why they aren’t laying eggs yet. The short answer is:  they’re not ready yet. The longer explanation involves their sexually mature status. Chicks who…

Spraddle Leg & Easy Treatment Options

Spraddle Leg & Easy Treatment Options

This week, we’re going to delve into another topic related to the raising of baby chicks:  Spraddle Leg. It’s a condition more common than previously thought. Yet, some people who raise chicks don’t know what it is or what to do to correct it. So, if you’ve seen this in your chicks, or you’re considering…

How Many Chicks Should Be In A Brooder?

How Many Chicks Should Be In A Brooder?

So, how many chicks should go in a brooder? Let’s find out! You have a new clutch of chicks, congratulations! Space is limited, so where will they all go? Logic (and loads of chicken-care sources) dictates a brooder, but you’re left with one massive question about it, one that I receive a whole lot: “How…

Should Your Baby Chicks Free Range?

Should Your Baby Chicks Free Range?

Main takeaways: Only you can decide if your chicks should free range I don’t recommend it because they’re little, and are more likely to get eaten I don’t recommend letting them free range for their entire diet. If you do want them to go outside, it’s best if they’re at least partially feathered (summer) or…