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Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.

Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.

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Bringing Baby Chicks Home: Setting Up the Brooder

When you bring home new baby chicks, there are a few things you will need: a brooder of some sort - a cardboard box, plastic tub, or old aquarium will all do. Then, a heat lamp (60 watt bulb), feeder, feed, waterer, and bedding.