QUICK CHICK CHECKLIST Here's what you will need before your chicks arrive: Brooder - either homemade or store bought Heat Lamp with Two Red Bulbs or Brinsea Eco-Glow Starter Feed (either Medicated or Non-Medicated) Chick-sized Feeder Chick-sized Waterer with Marbles Chick-sized Grit Rubber Shelf Liner/Newspaper Pine Shavings Plain Pedialyte, Manna Pro Life-Lytes or Sav-a-Chick
Integrating new chicks into existing flock, the playpen method Note to self. Warning came up saying this pin led to inappropriate content or spam. It didn't. It goes to the Chicken Chick blog site, right to the page pinned.
If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken flock pecking order will be upset for awhile and drama will ensue. But there are a few steps you can take to minimize the drama.
Introducing New Chickens to the Flock Step by Step