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Raising chicks: Week 2

If you purchased chicks at our Chick Days event, your chicks should be two weeks old now.

Temp: 80 degrees - to make it cooler in your brooder, raise the lights. If you find that your chicks are all gathered under the light, they are too cold. If they avoid the light, they are too hot. Adjust based on their behavior.

This week: Chicks are getting more active

Chicks will be up and about more this week. They will need a little more room to roam around. If they are too crowded, they may begin to peck at one another a bit. Just give them space and that should help it.

Featured product: Purina Chick Grit

Chick Grit is another product that aids with digestion, is easily swallowed and helps strengthen chicks' croup. It helps support healthy digestion in chicks, young turkeys and game birds. Crushed granite is sized for chicks. A 5 lb. bag is $6.99.

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