Careful! Baby Chicks Are Delicate Do Not Hold Too Long - This Causes Stress & Can Make Them Sick! ( or injuries from falling! squeezing!)
Chicks under 8 weeks old should be raised in wire cages (and or) NON-ACIDIC BEDDING -
BUT NOT plastic tubs with pines shavings and without ventilation.
It's Easy To Grow Baby Chicks In Finch Or Parakeet Cages, After All, Chicks Are Birds!
Use hardware cloth and make your brooder large and comfortable for chicks
BECAUSE ACID-BASED BEDDING WILL CAUSE DISEASES TO GROW IN YOUR COOP! - COOP CHOICE LAST A VERY LONG TIME AND CLEANING IS A BREEZE!
For the BEST in a clean coop and keeping your chicken healthy- Use Coop Choice! the ONLY poultry litter that can absorb ammonia smells, clump poop, reduces the causes for coccidiosis, and mycoplasma, and removes toxic bacteria - COOP CHOICE - IT WILL CLUMP AND DRY DISEASE CAUSING URINE AND POOP. IT'S ALKALINE BASED NOT ACID BASED LIKE MOST BEDDING AND SHAVINGS THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR CHICKENS
Danger! Pine or Pre- Bagged Pet Litter
Not using proper bedding can cause illness
Pet shavings and pre-bagged material NOT healthy!
Re-Think Tubs - Use A Wire BIRD Cage - Instead Because Plastic Tubs Do Not Have Enough Air Flow (chickens are birds!)
Caution! Your Pet Dog May Play Too Rough.
Don't Do This! Use The Wrong Kind or Size Of Feed For Chicks
Remember! String Is Dangerous- Chicks Will Eat Almost Anything
The Best Idea For Healthy Chicks:
THE LESS YOU HOLD, PLAY WITH AND HANDLE THE CHICKS THE BETTER CHANCE YOU WILL HAVE FOR SURVIVAL. BABY CHICKS DO NOT (N-O-T) MAKE GOOD PLAYMATES FOR YOUR KIDS AND DOGS TO HANDLE. STRESS IN CHICKS CAUSES ILLNESS! AND INJURY!
To all new chicken owners: Baby chicks also need SUNLIGHT! You can keep chicks on a dark shelf, in a plastic tub in your barn, or in your bathroom...(not a good idea!)
But chicks that are "eggsposed" to a bit of early morning or late afternoon sunlight will be stronger and healthier (In a wire floor birdcage under 8 weeks old! This is the best type of brooder for chicks)