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Baby chicks benefit from a time outdoors from a few days old, weather permitting. Create a stimulating, moveable playground and watch them play! Make one like my playground, or use what you have on hand to fashion something similar.

A thorough guide to raising baby chicks without a hen. Where to buy chicks, setting up a brooder box, feeding, watering, spatial needs, stimulation, and problems to look out for. Everything you need to know for the first 6 weeks.

I have LOVED having baby chicks (so did my kids!). Here is an awesome guide to how to raise baby chicks - perfect for the total beginner.

Natural playground idea: oversized nests. Even better if kids can help make them. The sleeping "dragon" is pretty fun, too.

CHICKEN CRACK BOTTLES Use a 1/2" drill bit to drill holes in empty plastic bottles, add chicken scratch (aka: chicken crack) and watch the fun break out! Provide several bottles to the flock at once to avoid conflict & fowl penalties.