Raising Chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience but it is most entertaining and exciting when
you begin growing your chicken farm with a flock of baby chickens.
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Baby chicks are cute, cuddly and adorable and don't require much maintenance with the exeption of providing them their daily balance of baby chicken feed and cleaning their chicken house every couple of days. When raising baby chickens, you don't even need to build a chicken coop. Depending on the number of baby chicks that you own, a small fish aquarium would be sufficient to hold those little baby chirpers until they being to out grow their home. I can assure you that until the time comes for you to move them to a larger chicken coop, you and your family, especially small children, will be enlightened with your baby chickens. Just listening to them chirp all day long will make any child smile and will bring joy in your household.
If you are just starting your flock with about a dozen baby chickens, constructing a chicken coop won't be much of a
hassle. In fact, you may not even want to build a coop for the baby chicks until theyre about 2 months old. Ofcourse,
this is totally up to you and what your long term goals in chicken raising are, but if you just bought some baby
chicks to have around the house as pets for yourself or your children or grandchildren, let me explain how you can
accomodate them with the least amount of work as possible.
Baby chickens, just like full grown chickens need a safe and stirdy chicken coop to live in. I highly recommend Rectangle Chicken Coop Plans ebook which will save you hundreds of dollars in building your own chicken coops rather than purchasing pre-made ones. With The Chicken Coop Living, you can choose from award winning and easy to follow chicken coop models crafted by ingeniouns architects who were also great chicken keepers. You will learn how to construct the best chicken coop for your baby chickens and how to modify them as they start to grow and breed, plus hundreds of tips and step by step instructions on how to raise happy and healthy babe chickens. To visit The Rectangle Chicken Coop website, click here.
One of the easiest ways to keep your baby chickens is in a 10 to 20 pound empty fish tank or aquarium. You could fit about a dozen baby chickens in an empty fish tank which makes a perfect little draft free home for your baby chicks. You could observe them through the glass of the aquarium and easily feed them by removing the top chamber. One of the benefits of keeping your baby chickens in a small fish tank is that usually fish tanks come with a built in light in the top chamber which will serve as a heat generating source for your baby chicks. This light will give your baby chickens just enough heat to keep them warm and also will illuminate them so that the kids can enjoy watching them chirp and peck their little hearts out.
While baby chickens can be cuddly fun little critters, it is important to take proper care of them especially when in reach of children. When handling baby chickens, you must becareful not to squeeze them too hard or choke them. I know they're small and you would think that handling an innocent baby chick would be easy but they can get rather difficult to handle at times. You see, when a baby chick is removed from his baby chick flock, it will desperately try to escape from your hands in search for his companions. It is during these struggles that young children may accidentally squeeze them too hard in hopes to keep them tight in their hands. WIth the same token, if a baby chicken is not held firm just enough for it not to escape, it may also accidentally fall off or jump off your hand and that would not be a good idea. Baby chickens are fragile little creatures from heaven and they are not strong enough to survive a hard fall. If possible, it is best not to handle baby chicks that much until they are atleast 4 weeks old so you won't risk injuring them. If you absolutely must pick one up, make sure to keep one hand underneath theyre bellies and gently hold the chick with your other hand on top with a soft yet firm approach so that they wont accidently slip away. I urge you to please handle your precious baby chiks with care and always remember, they may be young, but they are the future of your ever growing backyard chicken farm.
Feeding baby chickens is just as important, if not more, than handling them. Though baby chickens are born with the same instincts as their parents, they are too young to peck their way to a solid nutrition. You can use the old fashioned instant oatmeal cereal or some shredded wheat or barley for the first couple of days but it is best if you make a trip to your local chicken feed store and pick up some chick starter feed and make sure you leave plenty of it out for your baby chicks to munch on throughout the day.