Provide 2 to 4 inches of suitable litter, cane pulp, shavings, straw and other types of litter may be used. Litter must always be kept dry. Avoid slick surfaces such as newspaper, which can cause serious leg problems.
Chicks must have fresh feed and clean water at all times. Feed a good quality medicated starter feed for the first 6 to 8 weeks then change to a chick grower feed. It is a good idea to scatter fine cracked corn or fine grit on top of the feed for the first 2 to 3 days. This will assure a better start for the chicks digestive system. We recommend two 1 gallon water fountains and two 24 inch feeders for each 100 chicks. Use larger feeders and fountains as chicks get older.
PLEASE NOTE: It's very important to follow the care and brooding instructions to the letter to ensure chicks get a good start. We guarantee all poultry to arrive alive and in good condition. If for some reason they do not, replacements are made. Mt. Healthy will not be responsible for any losses due to neglect.