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  1. Vantic

    Ceramic Heat Bulb Questions

    My distances are based on the brooder performance in a near freezing pole barn. Not surprised that 18 inches is your height in a basement. Take care if adding other bulbs nearby, they multiple the heat in their overlapping zones (hope that makes sense). I really like that you are testing...
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    Ceramic Heat Bulb Questions

    I use the same ceramic bulb, I use 150 watt, usually two or three in the same type fixtures. The bulbs being 15-17" off the surface gets me great temp control. Downside, don't know if it is working (can not see failure). Upside, the chicks are not always in light. Have a great day
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    Hello and Welcome. I haven't ventured into ducks yet, but there is a whole forum of duckie goodness here. Enjoy
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    And so it begins....our very first chicks!

    Welcome to the chick party. Fuzzy butts for everyone!
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    how many Eggs you get today

    7 eggs today of eight chickens
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    Built a really nice brooder

    Looks good, should hold them for three weeks or so. 😇
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    What did you do in the garden today?

    I looked at them lovingly today, my starts are inside and will be there for at least another month. I do have to get started on adding some raised beds soon. My gardens are 30x30, 80x100 and 40x50.
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    Moving pullets to coop

    I want to give you an example of what your chickens can thrive in. I have a mobile coop, well ventilated but not drafty. The walls are corrugated PVC roofing, the floor is 1" hardware cloth. I live in N. Idaho. My chickens get no light (but I'll not get into that here) and NO heat. With the...
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    Hi! I am new :)

    Welcome, if you like reading. Get at it, there is a ton here.
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    Copper Dominic hatched 8 chicks today.

    Congratulations! :love
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    Covid-19 Epicenter, social distance chickens

    Welcome Kate, sounds like a great plan. For your garden make sure it is protected from the chickens while you are growing. They love to eat gardens...
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    New member introduction

    Hello and welcome, there is a whole section on coops. It is had to tell you what you will like. Go scan the pictures and you will quickly catch up.
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    New old member here

    Hi and welcome back to chickens. Most of the time they are better than tv.
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    Hello! New member here

    Welcome to the party! Nice-looking chicks and the coop is looking good. Can't help with the sexing.
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    New and studying

    Welcome to BYC, have fun with the research. I know I do. :)
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    Pasty Butt Check and I learned something

    Wow, learning two things in one day might be too much... :) Anyone with experience in Silky crosses. Let bust open the "he learned something new today limit"
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    Pasty Butt Check and I learned something

    I know from the title, you are thinking there is nothing to learn from a pasty butt. I agree. What I learned today is, Silkies have gray skin. I hatched 18 chicks last Saturday (first time yeah). Most of the eggs have the promise of green/blue eggs. But some were from a mixed farmhouse that...
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    Good Night BYC Thread

    Cheep, cheep, zzzzz (Good Night)
  19. Vantic

    CornishX raising

    I have a whole video series on raising Cornish Cross, from delivery to the freezer. If you are interested:
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