Newly hatched chicks will be available to order at our Orleans and Dennis locations this spring. We expect to see them start arriving when the weather begins to improve in April. In the meantime, you’ll want to start gathering all the supplies you’ll need for your new flock. Here is a list of products you’ll want to collect before your feathered friends arrive.
Your Chick Checklist:
- Feeder & Waterer
- Heat Source
- Living Quarters
Feed, Water and Heat are the most important necessities you’ll want to keep up with when it comes to raising your chicks. Changing the water at least three times a day ensures the chicks are getting a fresh and clean supply. A quart-sized container is ideal since it will fit into their living quarters. As far as food goes, Agway carries Manna Pro and Nutrena chick starter/grower food. Both are filled with high-quality ingredients, key for keeping your chicks in prime health.
A good source of heat is equally as important as fresh water and good nutrition. Placing a thermometer above the living quarters with your chicks will be very helpful when it comes to checking on the little ones. A valuable heat source would be a Brooder Lamp with a Red Heat Light Bulb, both of which can be found in the farm aisle at Agway in Orleans, Dennis & Chatham.
Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right supplies and feed to get your chicks started off on the right foot! We also place special orders if you are looking for something particular.