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DogCatChickMom--Don't forget, your baby chicks will need a draft-free brooder at the appropriate temperature for their age.. It's different with chicks that are with Mama--she regulates their temperature so you don't have to!

They will be inside with me for a while :) Just getting it ready for when they grow, it's exciting stuff!! Thanks! 

Two Children, One Boyfriend, One Dog, One Cat, Four Chickens. One Happy Piece of Paradise. 
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Two Children, One Boyfriend, One Dog, One Cat, Four Chickens. One Happy Piece of Paradise. 
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post #62 of 66
Yes, if they don't like it they can take shelter. Water won't hurt them
post #63 of 66

Hi,

     New to the site, but I always thought that sand would be great because of that kitty litter scooping thing you do, but what specific sand do you use and where do you get it and do you think it would be problematic if you mixed in just a little pine shaving to get the pine smell? Thanks  RBD7

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rbd7, I get fine "play sand" from Home Depot,for play ground sand boxes, and mix it with food grade diotomaceous earth and wood ash from our fire place. It's got a little grit and a lot of dust. It keeps them pretty happy and clean!

post #65 of 66
What about them getting soaking wet when it is cold? Mine were out today when it was 40 degrees and raining. They looked like drowned rats. I was so afraid that when the temp drops at night, they will be damp and freeze.
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What about them getting soaking wet when it is cold? Mine were out today when it was 40 degrees and raining. They looked like drowned rats. I was so afraid that when the temp drops at night, they will be damp and freeze.

They'll be fine. Average winter temps here are between 30 and 50 degrees. Rain is almost constant. The birds really don't seem to mind. If they get too wet, the seek shelter.

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