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Hello from Boulder CO!

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Hello Everyone -

 

My family and I are picking up our first 4 chicks (2 Buffs & 2 Easter Eggers) on Friday and we are so excited for this new adventure!

 

We are all set up with their brooder, however I am really nervous about the heat lamp and fires. We are keeping them in our basement. This may be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone local has a Eco-glow or Premier1 chick brooder that they are not using this season that they would be willing to lend? We would be open to working something out in exchange.

 

Thanks in advance! 

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Welcome to BYC, you should be fine it is pretty uncommon for a light to break good luck with your new feather babies.

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How old will they be? My husband just built me a large brooder box and I have been doing lots of reading and research and I am seeing that it says the first week chicks need to have a heated area at 100 degrees and then drop the temp 5 degrees each week down to 70 degrees, this is also dependent on the breed. Hope that helps
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:welcome I'm glad you joined us!! If you're worried about your chicks and the heat lamp, then you might want to check out this thread:http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update 

It's pretty much like a homemade eco-glow. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the learning center, and feel free to ask more questions!

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Hi and welcome to BYC. Exciting times ahead for you! 

 
If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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