For the Urban Chicken Farmer Gateway True Value Hardware Phone 503-254-3100
CHICKEN FEED IN PORTLAND OREGON
We Carry The Feeds And Supplies For Raising Your Back Yard Chickens In The City
Some Of The Items We Carry
Metal Feed Storage
You may start there home off in a cardboard box
If you are raising just a few. A cage suitable for a rabbit is great and easy to clean . The bottom should have a layer of clean litter, pine shavings works great.
The litter should be changed out every couple of days, and never allowed to remain damp - cleanliness is VERY important at this stage. Baby chicks are prone to a number of diseases, most of which can be avoided with proper
The Box or "Brooder" size depends on how many chicks you have - the chicks should have enough room to move around, and to lay down and sleep. You also need to have enough space in it for a waterer and a feeder .
When the chicks are a month old, add a low roost - a stick or piece of wood dowelling about 4" off the floor of the brooder. The chicks will jump on it and may even begin sleeping there. Don't put the roost directly under the light, it will be too hot.
If using a cardboard box be careful of the light or heat lamp for safety and fire prevention also watching the