Learn How To Be An "Eggspert" When Raising Chicks!
Re-Think Tubs - Use A Wire BIRD Cage - Instead Because Plastic Tubs Do Not Have Enough Air Flow (chickens are birds!)
DANGER! Pine or Pre-Bagged Pet Litter
Not using proper bedding can cause illness Many types of bedding have TINY bugs, lice, and mites, or sometimes shavings will have TOXIC INSECT SPRAY that can kill baby chicks-
Be sure to use DE (Diatomaceous Earth)
around your cages, bedding, and your chicks SPARINGLY to prevent bugs
Pet shavings and pre-bagged material may NOT healthy!
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
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 SAND for your bedding base at least 1 inch deep to absorb waste & smells
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 LASTS A VERY LONG TIME AND CLEANING IS A BREEZE!
COOP CHOICE KILLS MITES AND LICE NATURALLY WITHOUT CHEMICALS
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
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)
Use caution when shopping for chickens now as there are many new and just-starting chicken hobbyists. There is a HUGE chicken boom as there are financial changes ahead and our economy is changing. So, basically, anyone with an incubator, and a few fertile eggs who watch Youtube videos are likely to become self-proclaimed "experts" Be sure to purchase chickens from people that you trust and beware of many online "baby chicks" scams selling poultry. Most hatcheries are sold out for many months!
Baby chicks need warm light, about 90 degrees to 95 degrees for the first few weeks, then lower the temperature as the chicks begin to grow their feathers
Remember to place the light where the chicks can reach a cooler place. Too much light may overheat the chicks. Also, chicks need shade to regulate their internal temperature.
When using the warm light around baby chicks, many small bugs (invisible to you) will be attracted to the warm lights and live in your chick's bedding.
The bugs will begin to bite chicks and this will strain the newly hatched chick's young bodies and make them weak or worse.
Many times natural wood shavings have trillions of bugs to start with from day one, as does hay and some other materials.
It's important to know that sometimes when people believe their chicks to be sick, it's really INVISIBLE mites or lice infestation that is the problem.
Use a dry high alkaline bedding that will not have bugs
(Most bugs are attracted to LIGHT and HEAT) Mites are invisible to your eyes! but they feed on baby chicks' blood for their food, they are parasites.
Many times people have a difficult time raising chicks and think that the chicks are "sick" the chicks are FINE
When It's the bedding that is the real problem, making them sick or worse-
GET RID OF THE BUGS! HAVE HEALTHY CHICKS!
READ OUR GETTING SETUP PAGE
Keep the chicks bedding dry and free from moisture
No matter what happens - we've got you covered!
There are risks to raising LIVE animals.
We offer "chicken replacement special" for one FULL YEAR after purchase IN WRITING!
All Chicks Are NON-Vaccinated - Chicks, Pullets & Hens Are Treated With DE, Corid & Ivermectin to Prevent Parasites - The Variety Of Breeds & Ages Change Often - Quantities Are Always Changing So Please Call For Availability.