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We got a clingy little chick! So sweet!

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We lost 2 of our chickens to our dogs (sort of an accident. The dogs thought the chickens were a bit more sturdy than the chickens are, and we rectified the problem by fencing off a huge run for the chickens so they can still free range), and my husband really wanted some colorful eggs. Our local hatchery just hatched out blehm/smith ameraucanas and frizzled olive eggers, so we got one of each! The FOE is so loud and all it wants to do is hide under the legs of the AM. Initially s/he was just shoving her/his sweet little head in like an ostrich haha!

Im so excited for spring! I think these will be our smallest birds of the bunch overall and im not decided on if i will bring them into the existing coop or make them their own smaller mobile coop to have in the front yard. Im kind of thinking about separating them and then being able to have a second flock of birds that i don't want to makte with our rooster. Anyway, HERE ARE SOME CUDDLY CHICKS!

And the brooder is around 98°, so it should be plenty warm for them smile.png

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Nice. Congrats
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Irresistible, all right.

 

By the way, is there any part of your brooder that is NOT 98 degrees? Remember, chicks only have a thin down covering, and it's as inadequate to insulate against too much heat as it is against too much cold.

 

At risk of sermonizing, chicks need only one spot to warm up under, then the rest of their brooder needs to be MUCH cooler. Chicks are not cakes baking in an oven.

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Yes! Where it starts getting darker in the picture, that part is lowered down and they can jump out and run around a full dog crate smile.png in 2 or 3 weeks we will take the box out and let them have the whole crate!
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