Chicken Videos: Starting With Free-Range Chicks


| 2/22/2010 12:04:19 PM


Tags: Frederick J. Dunn, chickens, poultry,

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So much has been said and written about starting chicks before spring. I’ve compiled a series of short videos that will show you how easy it is to start your chickens. If you are at all like me, you will simply enjoy observing chickens doing what they do.

Some of the videos are excerpts from a DVD titled Regarding Chickens, although most are from my YouTube channel. All were filmed right here at Fred’s Fine Fowl.

Starting chicks is a great way to break up winter and enjoy live chicks right in your home. I know it isn’t for everyone, but we start them this time of year on the kitchen table. In this short video, I demonstrate how easy it is to set up a chicken brooder using an old reptile tank. Remember that most breeds won’t start laying eggs until around their fifth month of life, so if you wait until spring for chicks, you won’t have eggs until autumn.

Table-Top Brooder Setup

 




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