This means warmth, bedding (e.g. wood shavings), chick crumble feed only and a water source in an enclosed area.
Chicks need a heat source up until at least 5 weeks of age.
If no appropriate heat source is provided for them, they will die as they will not have their feathers as yet to help regulate their body temperature.
When chicks are with their mother hen in the coop, her body heat alone is sufficient. They crawl up under mother. But by 5 weeks, mother hen will start to ignore her chicks a little more to help them cope on their own. So we need to mimic these conditions inside.
Using a very large cardboard box, wooden crate or pop-up pet tent we can make a great brooder area for the young chicks.
The heat source is often called the Brooder Table, Heat Table, Heating Plate, Heat Lamp.
Radiant heat bulbs that are used for reptile enclosures is one way to keep them warm, but trying to keep it above the chicks in one section can be a little tricky to rig up.
An easier option is to go for adjustable Heat Table. Sizes can vary according to the amount of chicks you have.
My personal favourite and recommendation is: Heatingplate for Chicks from Brookfield Poultry Equipment, QLD
Prices start from $102 + postage.
There are more in the range on their website.
This one is somewhat more affordable than a couple of the other brands on the internet. But they will all do the same job perfectly well.
Remember to adjust the height of the Heat Table every week as the chicks grow a little more.