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Red Oak Farm
3040 Big Buck Road
Trezevant, TN 38258
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Red Oak Farm
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Chick Do's and Don'ts
- Keep it clean. The incubator, hatcher, brooder, pens, and especially
the feed and water dishes.
- Temperature choices. Have more than one heat source available in
case one sources fails and to give chicks a choice in temperature.
- Encourage chicks to exercise in sunlight whenever possible.
- Keep a med kit on hand and the vet's emergency phone number.
- Monitor chicks daily for health problems, injuries, etc. Legs
and backs should be straight. Watch them run, are the legs
crossing? Knock kneed? Are the chicks clear eyed and perky?
- Allow slick surfaces in the brooder, hatcher or runs where a chick could
slip and wind up with splayed legs.
- Use a deep watering pan. Chicks can drown easily.
- Allow spaces where a chick could become trapped or catch it's head or
- Put more than 10 chicks in a pen until they are moved to grow out
pens. They tend to huddle together and will smother each
- Let the chicks become imprinted on you instead of each other. Don't
raise a chick alone, raise it with a clutch. The last thing you need
in a breeder is for the bird to think it's human and refuse to mate with
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