DAY OLD CHICKS
The most important fact in caring for day old chicks is HEAT! In fact, they should be kept inside under a heat lamp or brooder for about 5 - 6 weeks. By this time they are just about fully feathered. It is then safe to rear them outside in a contained area, with a dry sheltered area in which to sleep. Their main predators at this stage are cats, dogs, crows, and of course, foxes! Care should therefore be taken to make sure their pen is well secured at night.