Whether you mail order baby chicks or buy them from a local feed store be sure you are prepared. Baby chicks need a brooder ready for their arrival. A brooder is simply a container/box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life. A brooder can be a cardboard box, plastic tote, or something more permanent if you think you will reuse it often. Let’s discuss the basic requirements of a chick brooder to help you get started.
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