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How To Raise Chicks?

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First, know that if you want to breed chicks, then you will need a rooster. In fact, chickens can lay eggs completely independently. However, they need the rooster for these eggs to be fertilized. Without this, the eggs will never produce chicks. If you don't have laying hens, you can get fertilized eggs from a breeder. It is also possible to buy young chicks a few days old.

Be sure to carefully select the eggs you are going to keep. Some may present abnormalities that indicate poor development. Discard eggs that are too large or too small. Do the same with those with abnormalities on the shell.

To do this, we advise you to candle your eggs. Take an egg candle and shine a transparent light on it in a dark room. So you will see straight away if your egg is valid or not. This will facilitate the smooth running of brooding.

The birth of chicks

Eggs incubate for 21 days. There are two methods for brooding: natural or artificial incubation.

Natural brooding of chicks

Natural incubation involves letting your chickens take care of the brooding. For this it is necessary to have the appropriate breeds of chickens. These must be large enough and feathered to protect the eggs. They will need heat a lot. Also be sure to isolate their nest from the rest of the group.

Artificial brooding of chicks

If your chickens cannot brood, then you will need to artificially incubate the eggs. To do this, collect the eggs quickly after laying and place them in a chick incubator. We offer several types of incubators depending on the quantity of eggs to incubate. To successfully incubate your eggs, you can find all our tips for using incubators.

How to take care of your chick rearing?

You could see the eggs hatch and your little chicks are finally here. Now you have to take care of them as they grow.

The first thing to monitor is the temperature of their space. Your chick rearing needs warmth. The first week, their space must be at a temperature of 37°. You can then very gradually lower the temperature to reach 18-20° in week 6. To do this, use a heating panel or a heat lamp for chicks.

For example, our heating panel for your chick rearing allows you to replace the heat of the hen. It is height adjustable, allowing you to adapt to the size of the chicks as they grow.

Watch the behavior of your chicks carefully. If you see them curling up under the lamp, they are too cold. Conversely, if they systematically move away from it, it is because it is too hot in their space.

Chicks: how to feed them?

The last pieces of essential equipment are the chick feeder and the chick drinker. The latter are still very small and need adapted equipment. A chick watereris essential for their safety. In a container that is too large, the risk of drowning is high. This is why they should not be able to wade in it. Instead, opt for a bottle holder drinker for your chick rearing. It will provide your chicks with clear, healthy water as much as they want, avoiding any risk of accident.

What do a reared chick eat?

First, know that newborn chicks do not eat anything for the first 24 hours. This is because some of the yolk from the egg is absorbed by their stomach, which nourishes them for a while. Then, you can provide them with chick food, specially designed for them. These contain all the nutrients and proteins they need to grow. We offer you Red Starter chick food. It provides essential nutrients for the development of chicks' organs and facilitates their absorption. You can use it for the first 2-3 weeks.

You now know everything you need to know to welcome chicks into your home!

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