Keeping chickens, 4-5 week old chicks Your babies are growing up! By weeks four and five, you begin noticing that your chicks’ fluffy appearance slowly disappears and their fuzzy down is replaced with feathers of a mature bird. Chicks will usually be fully feathered by 5 to 6 weeks of age. You also observe their wattles […]
Proper management is essential to raising chicks the Russell Feed way! Before you bring your new chicks home, make sure you prepare a healthy and safe environment for your new flock.
Environment – Keep it clean, keep it dry.
Warm, dry housing without drafts
Make enclosure predator proof
Clean and disinfect housing, feeders, and waterers before chicks arrive. Then, […]
When you want to be successful at sports, you don’t just show up for games and expect to win.
You attend team practices, you practice at home and you follow the game plan outlined by the coach. The same concept applies to showing cattle. You prepare for the ‘game’ through daily animal care, grooming and […]
Keeping chickens, weeks 2-3
With a clean brooder, fresh feed and clean water, your chicks are settled in and off to a good start by weeks two and three. It’s time to enjoy them. Chicks are very social and will provide hours of entertainment. You will see their unique personalities emerge as each day goes by and […]