…chicks can travel for days in the mail. Chicks can survive their first 72 hours of life without food or water. The United States Postal Service will not accept a…Continue Reading
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Chicks or Hatching Eggs? What’s the Difference?
…money-back live guarantee. The exact terms depend on the shipper. When starting with chicks, you might find these links helpful: The Best Time to Order Chicks When Ordering Chicks, How…Continue Reading
Got Chicks®! Now What? 8 Chicken Facts That Surprise First Time Owners
…brooder guard high enough to prevent chicks from perching on top or flying over. You put a few chicks in a brooder and seemingly overnight the brooder is wall-to-wall chicks….Continue Reading
Feather Loss in Baby Chicks
A chick’s baby feathers are delicate and vulnerable while the bird grows a complete set of adult plumage. Until then, unsightly feather loss in baby chicks may be caused by…Continue Reading
What Do Baby Chicks Eat?
…the time chicks are delivered by mail, their yolk reserves are pretty well depleted. To help the chicks digest their first meal, first give them warm water to drink so…Continue Reading
Penning a Hen with Her Chicks
…chicks can slip through most yard fences that are properly built to confine mature poultry. Chicks wandering around a yard can get chilled in damp grass or lost in tall…Continue Reading
Why Chicks Peep Before Hatching
Chicks, ducklings, and babies of other barnyard birds are precocial, meaning they are able to feed themselves almost from the moment of hatch. Precociality is the reason why chicks peep…Continue Reading
Tips on Watering Baby Chicks in a Brooder
…and droppings that spread disease. They’ll be more likely to get wet and chilled. And some chicks may drown. Drowning is generally not an issue when chicks have a properly…Continue Reading
4 Ways to Tell Male and Female Chicks Apart
Four traditional methods are used to tell male and female chicks apart. Which method is most appropriate for any specific batch of chicks depends on their breed and variety, their…Continue Reading
When Ordering Chicks, How Many Are Enough?
…up with. Those extra chicks are to compensate for the following contingencies: Sadly, some chicks may die. The chicks you want the most always seem to be the ones you…Continue Reading