Are Crumbles Or Mash Better For Chicks?
Chicken Feed | Raising Baby Chicks Series

Are Crumbles Or Mash Better For Chicks?

Main Takeaways & Extra Info: Crumbles and mash are just different ways to feed starter to chicks. One isn’t necessarily better than the other. It’s important that whichever you feed, the chick starter has at least 18% protein. I feed a mash because I want to make sure my chicks can eat it (particle sizes…

Easy Clues Your Baby Chick Might Be Sick
Raising Baby Chicks Series

Easy Clues Your Baby Chick Might Be Sick

Main Takeaways: Huddling (looking hunched) with eyes closed is a sign your chick is cold and/or sick (if they’re just cold, they’ll usually cheep loudly, too) If they have some feathers, you’ll notice the feathers will be “puffed out” too. If they just have down, you won’t notice any feather fluffing. If your chick is…

Are My Chicks Too Cold Or Too Hot?
Raising Baby Chicks Series

Are My Chicks Too Cold Or Too Hot?

[brid video=”469198″ player=”19074″ title=”Are My Chicks Too Cold Or Too Hot?” description=”Is my chick too cold or too hot? It’s easy to tell if you know what to look for! And it’s important – the health of your chicks depends on it. Here’s signs y…” duration=”357″ uploaddate=”2019-09-19 12:52:51″ thumbnailurl=”//cdn.brid.tv/live/partners/14575/thumb/469198_t_1568897524.png”]     Main Takeaways: If your…

When Will Chicks Start Laying Eggs?
Raising Baby Chicks Series

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…