Okay, you two! If you've been reading the thread then you know what the registration fee is - pictures...we need pictures! Most of us aren't raising chicks now so it's one good way to get our chick fix, and we love seeing all the setups and Littles!
They do grow fast - I was surprised too with how fast they feathered out! @A V Davidson have you checked around the waterer and determined if they are drinking that much water or if they are spilling it? I swore at first I didn't have chicks, I had little piggies in that brooder! I think you'll be really happy once you switch over to nipple waterers....and I'd recommend the horizontal rather than the vertical. They don't drip nearly as much! I think it's interesting that you started using a heating pad before finding us - I'm always pleasantly surprised to find others who just knew there had to be a better way. I keep my cave down low, because I found the chicks like the heat right at their backs, especially the first week or so. The frame I use is lower in the back than in the front and that seems to work the best for me. I raise my chicks outside, so they appreciate the extra heat. My pad has 6 settings rather than High, Medium, and Low, and I like the extra control that gives me.
@2FunKids I'm happy to hear that the little'n is doing better. Keep us posted, and again - you know the rules!
Hi Deb! Deb is right - this is a really great group and a fun thread. We're so glad to have you!