All the Basics You Need to Know in Transferring a Week Old Chicks
You may have known the basics in taking care of a newly hatched chicks and already familiar in constructing the right coop for them and of course growing them in the most healthy way possible. Today, another basics you need to know about raising chicken will be revealed. I also recommend that you watch the vlog I made, so that you can have a closer look at the things I am talking here.
By just reading the title, I know you already have an idea of what this blog is all about. But If you're interested with the details of it, read on.
I'm not claiming to be an expert on this thing, neither do I know everything about raising chicken. I always improve my self so that I can grow my knowledge in farming such as this. So the tips I'm gonna be sharing with you here are based on my experiences and practices I found successful and I consider as best practices. It is my desire to share with everyone of you the victories and learning I gained from the process I went went through.
In my previous blogs, I shared with you some other basics in this kind of farming. I'm glad I could update you now of some developments that took placed. After having my chicks vaccinated with the right number of days in the temporary coop, I can finally transfer them to a bigger and convenient coop I prepared.
This process is as delicate as the day one so I made sure they are handled properly and transported safely. How exactly did I do it? Let me site some tips which you could also adopt when you do the same.
- Look for much bigger box or carton enough to accommodate the number of chicks you will put inside.
- Do not overcrowd the chicks inside the box to avoid casualties.
- When transferring from one box to another, it is safer to pick them with your hands. But do so in a gentle way.
- When carrying the box, use something to support the bottom. A pair of wood will do. This will make it easy for you to carry and safer for the chicks inside.
Safest way to carry the box with chicks on it
Again, I'm sharing this based from my own experience which I found to be effective. You can also innovate according to your preferences and needs. Our goal here is to ensure our chicks are safely transported to their coop.
You might be wondering why I transferred them in the new coop. That is because, in their previous coop, they were already congested. A much bigger space will promote their growth faster and helps maintain their state of physical health. Just like humans, chicken thrives well when they are put in a place where they don't need to fight for their space.
There are more tips I wanna share with you here, but I don't want to take so much of your time. Thanks for reading this far. Some more stories and updates are in the vlog, so please watch it and have fun.
Happy farming and always stay healthy!
One final and most important tip, STAY HOME as much as possible and wear mask when there's a need to go outside.