So You're Getting Chicks!

Use this checklist to make sure you’re ready!

o Draft-free coop or other housing such as a dog crate or stock tank, cleaned and disinfected.

o Brooder or heat lamps (red bulb type, if needed) set to 95 deg F for first week.

o Thermometer to keep track of temperature in the brooding area.

o Dry litter, pine shavings preferred, 4 or more inches on clean floor.

o Feeders and waterers, cleaned and disinfected.

o Fresh Feed, appropriate for age and type of bird like Agway Starter Grower 


It is best to be prepared at least 2 days before the chicks arrive. For detailed information on how to set up your brooder, check out our Agway Chick care guide.


From the:


Michael J. Darre, Ph.D., P.A.S.

Department of Animal Science

University of Connecticut

3636 Horsebarn Road Extension Unit 4040

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4040

Telephone: (860) 486-2413

Facsimile: (860) 486-4375

Web www.AnimalScience.uconn.edu