IN THIS SERIES, WE BROKE DOWN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS TO SETTING UP A QUALITY BROODER FOR CHICKS.
In (Part 1) we picked a brooder, (Part 2) the heat source was chosen, (Part 3) we discussed different bedding choices, (Part 4) feeders and drinkers were the topic, now (Part 5) were gonna wrap it up with some fun. Let’s spoil the chicks, protect them, and have a little fun.
There are so many awesome treats and entertainment idea out on the market. Yesterday, I happen to be at Tractor Supply and was amazed with all the new products out this year. So, many great new products and revamped old ones it’s hard to decide which to try first.
I can’t believe all the new products this year!
What’s up Manna Pro? The new Flock Party Line is amazing! Premium nutritional poultry treats that are high in protein and fat. Coming in both bagged mixes and suet cake forms chickens will go crazy over these treats. Manna Pro suggests waiting till your chicks are eight weeks old before you start them on these particular treats. When you do start giving them treats make sure they have grit available to eat. Manna Pro came out with a chick grit that has probiotics already mixed right in, what a nifty idea. Looking for a treat for the younger peeps? Try Chick Stick a fun nutritional treat that gives the chicks something to peck on besides each other. Check out their chicken toy, simply fill it with a favorite treat and watch the entertainment begin.
Hentastic makes amazing treats for chickens, both in suet cake form and bagged mixes. With an array of herbs, probiotics, grains, and mealworms in their formulas you are sure to find one your flock loves. Looking for a way to alleviate boredom and stress? Check out the hanging treat feeder its like no other. Hentastic treats are recommended for chicks two weeks and older. They are currently working on producing their own mealworms, right here in the USA. Check them out trying to produce USA worms! You go Hentastic!
Happy Hen Treats has been around for some time now. Always coming out with new and exciting products keeps them loved by chicken owners everywhere. They have mixed treats as well as straight mealworms and grubs. Have ducks? They produce treats especially for them too! Don’t forget to let your flock try out their Cricket Craze recipe.
Whether using them as a precaution or keeping them on hand when something goes wrong. There are a few products every chick keeper should have available at all times. Electrolyte packs or tablets are a must. The stress from the move can be really hard on the little peeps. It helps to balance their immune system. Probiotics are the other must have, coming in many forms tablets, single dose packets, even mixed in with their food. Within twenty-four hours of receiving new chicks, I like to have probiotics in them. It helps to ensure the health and happiness of a new flock.
Odds and Ends
A quality thermometer is important to have handy. Considering no heat source is perfect, let’s be extra safe. Make sure to place in your brooder to ensure the peeps are not too cold or too hot. Leg bands are another useful investment. I use them to mark males from females as well as to mark chicks I’m going to keep from the ones that will be sold.
Do you feel like we covered everything in this series? I sure hope so! If not, you can always reach me with questions by firstname.lastname@example.org It has been fun researching all the details for this series. Trying out new products is always fun for me.
I have no endorsements or affiliations with these companies, they are truly companies and products that I myself enjoy. These are my opinions, not community chickens.