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READY, SET, Grow!

This handy guide will have you off to the races raising chicks in no time.
TTSTUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK

It’s that time. Your new chicks just arrived in the mail or hatched after a long and loving 21 days in the incubator. Now that the chicks are here, things don’t necessarily get easier. Instead, the care protocol shifts gears. Getting chicks off to a good start isn’t necessarily complicated. Chicks have the same basic needs of any animal. However, you should pay extra attention to a few basic things.

Brooding

The brooding phase comes after the chicks hatch (or are delivered to your home). The first 24 to 48 hours after hatch is perhaps the most critical stage. During this time, chicks must learn to fend for themselves by eating and drinking, stave off any potential illnesses, stay warm and establish themselves in the pecking order of identical age cohorts. With sound management practices, though, your chickens will get a healthy start.

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