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.
SMALL POULTRY FLOCK OWNER CHECKLIST
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