Originally Posted by GranolaGirl72
Left fleet farm with basic supplies and stopped by Town and Country to ask questions. Specialty birds came a day early and 18 text messages later, I am mama to 2 Buffs, 2 EE and one Barred Rock. Under the heating pad in a broody box 12x6x3 the temperature is 81... have not been able to get it any higher, but birds are very quiet and not all clumped together. Every once in a while, one will run out and peck at the food, and the BR actually drank for a little bit while I was watching. Kinda looks like the EE are sleeping?
Yup, it won't be long now, a larger coop will be needed.
81F is OK, I run my brooders at about 80F all the time. even the one in the outside pen..
the chicks learn to eat and drink from each other. so as long as one or two are eating and drinking, the rest will catch on quickly ..
I made a batch of caramel last night, right now I have a batch of roll dough rising in the oven.. I have almost an hour to wait .
I could take a nap if I could trust myself to wake up in that amount of time..
we had about 1 1/2 inches of snow, It is all melted already.
had a good check up at the VA clinic this morning. my next appt is in October, so I guess I have at least 6 months for sure..
Edited by jvls1942 - 4/6/16 at 1:09pm