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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.
It is important to water the birds before feeding them - dipping their beaks in water will help them with learning to drink. After 4-6 hours, you can introduce a quality feed to the chicks.
Ensure the heat lamp is close enough to keep them warm, but is hung safely so as not to be a fire hazard.
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