Before you get your first baby chickens, you will need a few things to set up a home for them. I’ve put together a list of 8 things you need for baby chickens to start a happy healthy flock. You will need these from day 1 to keep your chickens happy and healthy.
Baby Chickens and Water
The basics for survival are food, shelter, and water. Water is the most important survival need because you will die of dehydration long before you starve. Chickens also need water to survive and there are a few chicken waterer options to consider.
We started with setting up the outside for chickens, coop, run area, etc. before we set up our brooding area. Baby chickens can be delicate creatures to take care of, especially if they are only a few days old. Top priorities for the youngest babies are food, water and shelter.