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What do you put in a chick brooder? *materials, off heat, health hazard*

chicks in a brooder

A poultry brooder houses/heats hatchling poultry until they can be off heat, replacing mother hens.  The rule is, starting at 95F, 5F degrees lower each week (by raising the heating element) until they have either fully feathered out or have experienced the same lowest ambient temperature as outside (i.e. lowest outside temperature is 75F degrees …

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Choosing The Right Bedding For Chickens

bedding for your chickens

The bedding you choose for your chickens is very important and it can make you life as a chicken keeper easier. While the instinct might be to run with the cheapest and simple to tidy up choices