This video includes tips to ensure proper temperature and environment for growth of day-old chicks in the brooding period. What is brooding? It is the period of chicks’ early development, from one day old until a few weeks of age. During brooding, poultry farmers provide heat and other things that chicks may need. In a natural setting, chicks obtain heat from the hen – they stay underneath their mother at night and whenever they are cold. This continues until their feathers come out. At this point, chicks will no longer need additional heating. To help your chicks grow better even under stressful conditions, give them Zyphyll – a water-soluble powder supplement that contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, electrolytes and probiotics.