Are you thinking about bringing home baby chicks? Below you will find a list of 7 must-have items needed when bringing home your little ones.
Our family had been thinking about getting chickens for a while now and finally decided it was time. We have been living more green and organic and thought it would be perfect to have fresh organic eggs on hand to go along with our organic vegetable garden.
Before we headed to Tractor Supply Co. we called our town and made sure we had permission to have chickens before we bought them. Some towns don’t allow chickens so you have to be sure to find out what your town allows beforehand. Luckily we are on the right side of the city to be able to have them.
Bringing home baby chicks isn’t really that hard to do but there is some must haves needed when doing so. Here is a list of the top 7 items I have found that you need to begin with.
Metal Tub or box large enough to accommodate the amount of chicks you have.
- Chick Starter Food
- Chicken Feeder- we use the 7lb hanging feeder
- Chicken Fountain – we use the 1 gallon
- Brooder Lamp
- Red Heat Bulb
- Bedding- we use pine shavings
The whole set-up to start including 6 baby chicks was less than $200. Most of the cost was for the metal tub. They had suggested that we could use a plastic tote but being leery of the heat lamp we decided to spend the $80 on the metal tub. Once the chickens are old enough to be outside I’ll use the tub to make a raised garden in. =)
Our little babes are growing really fast. Be on the lookout for our next post where we will be building them their outdoor coop and run area.
Have you ever brought home baby chicks?