Hi all, I'm new to posting here, but have been reading BYC for a couple of weeks now.
I bought 9 chicks from the local feed store (apparently unvaccinated, just found out) last week and they are out in the coop with my 2 larger girls in a rabbit hutch I custom retrofitted for them with a heat lamp. I just saw Blooie's post about the heating pad method and WOW! What a fantastic idea! I wish I had seen that before I went with the lamp.
So far it looks like I might have 5 Ameraucana's, 2 Buff Orphington, and 2 Welsummer. They are doing well so far...
I have 10 French Black Copper Marans arriving the first week of March (they will be vaccinated), so will be setting up the heating pad system for them.
This is the first time I've had chicks in almost 20 years...I'm a bit nervous, but hoping for the best.