Day Old Chicks
Eggs are set according to customer orders, which are placed at least 3 weeks in advance. The day old chick is the end product, which is then vaccinated and packed in boxes containing 100 chicks. The product is now ready for either collection or delivery to the customer.
The day old chick market is quality and price driven. The best strategy therefore is to supply the end product at a competitive price
without compromising on the quality for which Hatchery is known.
Delivery of 1st Grade Chicks can be arranged at an additional fee, provided that the delivery address falls within our delivery areas.
No 2nd Grade Chicks will be delivered. Kindly contact us to confirm delivery fees.
* All prices are VAT inclusive, unless stated otherwise.
** Note that we do not deliver any 2nd Grade chicks.
Day old chicks need a constantly warm and draft-free environment, it needs to be predator-proof, they’ll smell, and they create amazing amounts of dust; so a garage, barn workshop, or location outside your home is usually the best choice.
The day-old baby chicks need to be kept at a constant 35 degrees their first week, 32 degrees the second week, and so on (reducing 3-4 degrees per week) until they’re five to six weeks old or reach the ambient outdoor temperatures. A 175-watt, red infrared heat lamp suspended over the middle of the brooder is the recommended source for this heat. A red light helps prevent pecking issues and is less stressful for chickens than white light.
Day old chick losses
In each batch of day-old chicks, no matter how good the care, it’s likely that a few won’t make it. Expect to lose one or two for no apparent reason.
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