Make sure that you purchase the right kind of chicken feed for the breed that you have bought. You wouldn’t serve your vegetarian friends a rare-cooked steak, so don’t make the same mistake with your chicks. For instance, there are some feed types are fortified with extra calcium to ensure that your chicken lays healthy eggs, while others ensure that the chickens increase their body mass considerably as these chickens are meant for meat production. Ask around for the correct type of feed. Consult other breeders, as well as feed salespeople. Fresh water and the correct kind of feed are extremely important.