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It needs to be able to change as the chicks grow. I eyeballed it based on memory of previous chick size but it can easily be adjusted if I'm off. It's about 4" of clearance in front at center then sloped on 3 sides like a cave.

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Will either of you be taking pictures of them? big_smile.pngpop.gif
maybe. Fire Ant Farm is going to post pictures for me of her third one today on Sally's thread.
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It needs to be able to change as the chicks grow. I eyeballed it based on memory of previous chick size but it can easily be adjusted if I'm off. It's about 4" of clearance in front at center then sloped on 3 sides like a cave.
 
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Will either of you be taking pictures of them? big_smile.pngpop.gif
maybe. Fire Ant Farm is going to post pictures for me of her third one today on Sally's thread.

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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maybe. Fire Ant Farm is going to post pictures for me of her third one today on Sally's thread.

Link please?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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maybe. Fire Ant Farm is going to post pictures for me of her third one today on Sally's thread.

Link please?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1137467/educational-incubation-hatching-w-sally-sunshine-hosts-bantychooks-and-more/36340#post_18078129

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Just wanted to jump in and say my Wilco trip yesterday killed my chick self restraint and I brought home some new friends.

 

These are the first 'feed-store' chicks I've purchased- originally was going to mail-order for April but ... well, chicks.

 

So home they came - from under heat lamps at the store to the MHP here at home- and they slept.  And slept.  And slept. And slept.  I actually had to go wake them up to have them eat and drink.  I think they got their first taste of a quiet warm dark space to sleep and just collapsed.  They are all healthy (so far) -- and today are all over the place as expected. 

 

The "improvement" this time through is I zip-tied 2 racks for foil/saran wrap on cabinet doors, bent to fit the chicks, of course, with the heating pad in between - tightly enough that I can't get a fingernail under the wire portion.  Some of the chicks are bigger than others, so I propped one side up on a 2x4 to make a taller side (not in the picture).

 

 

18 layers of various breeds, 2 teenager pullets and 1 teenager cockerel, and four F2 Super Blues babies, 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 8 weeks old.

 

 

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18 layers of various breeds, 2 teenager pullets and 1 teenager cockerel, and four F2 Super Blues babies, 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 8 weeks old.

 

 

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Just wanted to jump in and say my Wilco trip yesterday killed my chick self restraint and I brought home some new friends.

 

These are the first 'feed-store' chicks I've purchased- originally was going to mail-order for April but ... well, chicks.

 

So home they came - from under heat lamps at the store to the MHP here at home- and they slept.  And slept.  And slept. And slept.  I actually had to go wake them up to have them eat and drink.  I think they got their first taste of a quiet warm dark space to sleep and just collapsed.  They are all healthy (so far) -- and today are all over the place as expected. 

 

The "improvement" this time through is I zip-tied 2 racks for foil/saran wrap on cabinet doors, bent to fit the chicks, of course, with the heating pad in between - tightly enough that I can't get a fingernail under the wire portion.  Some of the chicks are bigger than others, so I propped one side up on a 2x4 to make a taller side (not in the picture).

 

 

 

Oh, my!  I am currently under self-imposed grounding from Wilco (which store did you go to?) for at least two more weeks because I don't want to torture myself looking at all the little fuzzbutts before I can bring any home with me. 

Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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I just love the chick and setup photos you all have been posting, even if I don't get to respond to all of them. If dues keep rolling in at this rate I'll be a happy lady!
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Just got in touch with a local farmer that raises black copper Marans & lives only about 30 miles from me. They're having a hatch in March! Better get my brooder & mhp ready again!! Going for a colorful egg basket- already have green, brown, white & speckles from my wellies. Now on to the elusive blue egg...
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Oh, my!  I am currently under self-imposed grounding from Wilco (which store did you go to?) for at least two more weeks because I don't want to torture myself looking at all the little fuzzbutts before I can bring any home with me. 

 

Excellent strategy!  I went to the one in Newberg.  Newberg and the Oregon City store are just about equidistant for me, but I love avoiding I-205.  If I hadn't been completely out of bedding pellets for the goats and chickens (which were on sale) and several other items I'd been waiting for their Farm Show Days sale to buy - I might have made it.  :rolleyes: 

... until I saw the Frizzles - hopeless.  :drool  Well, that and my October hatch gave me 2 pullets and 6 cockerels, and my December hatch gave me 2 pullets and 2 cockerels -- I lost my blue-egg gene rooster in December -- his oldest 'keeper' son is still hiding in corners and nest boxes to avoid the older girls, even though on the whole, the girls haven't been too bad- so it's going to be a while before I've got fertile eggs again.  Usually I wait for a hen to go broody- but the December broody quit as soon as they started hatching - ran away and never looked back- so MHP to the rescue!!

18 layers of various breeds, 2 teenager pullets and 1 teenager cockerel, and four F2 Super Blues babies, 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 8 weeks old.

 

 

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18 layers of various breeds, 2 teenager pullets and 1 teenager cockerel, and four F2 Super Blues babies, 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 8 weeks old.

 

 

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