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  1. K

    Hatching Time Brooder Questions

    Hey guys! We sell chicks locally and are currently brooding in tubs with thermostat controlled heat lamps. We do this in our unheated garage. We are looking to upgrade to a stackable brooder system. We’ve already decided against GQF as it states on their website they are meant for room temp...
  2. Littlefrenchyinbigtexas

    Why do my baby chicks die?

    Hello! I had three chicks (buff Orpington) born out of the incubator two weeks ago. They are now in a big tub in the garage with two older chicks (6 weeks old) with a normal lamp close to them to keep them warm. It is not a heat lamp, as I am kinda scared of the fire hazard with these lamps. We...
  3. S

    Indoor versus Outdoor Brooder

    As I get ready for chicks in the spring, I keep reading that chicks are very dirty/dusty and will ruin a room in your house if you brood them indoors. My mind immediately began considering an attached, but unheated garage which stays around freezing or above in cold weather. I bought an ecoglow...
  4. J

    Reflective foil mat for hen

    So winter has come, and it has made this new chicken mom nervous. I have a hen who has not fully feathered out like her siblings. She was one of the first to begin getting her wings etc coming in, and then she just remained on pause. I think I have noticed some recent progress, but essentially...
  5. DontChickenOut14

    Few-day-old chicks are huddled up but AWAY from heat lamp??

    I have a group of five chicks that are a few days old and they are all on the opposite side of the heat lamp. I have moved the heat lamp away from them a bit, but they keep doing this. They do not seem sick or lethargic, they just seem to hate the lamp. Any ideas about what I should do? Thanks...
  6. Phantom_k9

    Polish Rooster Sluggish and Sleepy?

    Hi all! Recently, our polish rooster has gotten a lot more sluggish and has began to take a lot of "siestas" during the day. Temperatures have been around 100 for the past few weeks, but he hasn't shown these symptoms until recently. Temperatures are starting to fall, and average around 95 on...
  7. Mooocoow7

    Cooling the flock when it wont cool off at night.

    here in california we are experiencing a heat wave and the night-time low is 82 for 1 hour. Its 90 at midnight. 12 of them are cold hardy breeds and they appear to be doing better then the ones the are not. I already have them with 5 water treys in the yard and 2 jn the coop 1 filled with...
  8. S

    Chicken panting

    Hi everyone. I posted on here a few months ago explaining how my bantam was making odd sounds when breathing. Although this isn’t as bad as it was, she now seems to be panting very rapidly. It is hot here at the moment, about 25-30c but the other chickens don’t seem to be affected as much. She...
  9. M

    Adjusting chicks to Texas weather

    Hi all, We are raising our first chicks, born 7/22. As we live in Texas, I have thus far been able to just move the brooder outside during the day for them and bring them inside at night with a homemade heat plate/cave type set up. Now, they are getting older and needing less heat just as...
  10. K

    Breed Selection for Far North Central Texas

    Hello, everyone ... I am almost done with my coop and run, and I think it's time to start thinking about breed selection. I live in far north central Texas about 50 miles south of Wichita Falls. The weather here has an average high in August of 94F, and an average low of 29F in January, with...
  11. Lilalienangel

    Broodies with eggs 105 degrees outside

    I set eggs under 2 broodies on the 15th. They took a week to get to me and had detached air cells. Out of 11 eggs only 4 made it through the 7 day candling. 3 of those reattached air cells. Yesterday, today, and though the weekend we are experiencing 105° weather. I had to take my broodies out...
  12. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Safe to Worm in Thick of Summer?

    I recently noticed droppings with shed intestinal lining in them (pinkish strands that look like raw meat). My 7 hens are about 15 months old and have never been wormed. They are eating and drinking normally, and otherwise their droppings look good. I haven't found the culprit of the couple...
  13. Tlco

    Is it too hot for my hens to lay?

    I have had chickens off and on most of my life and I am 58 yrs old so a little perplexed. Right now I have 2 Dark Brahmans 7 mo mo old, 2 Self Blue Cochins 6 1/2 mo old and 2 Brabanter 6 mo old (all hens no roosters). I feed a high quality feed for multi flock, fresh greens, fresh water and...
  14. S

    Location for a New Coop

    Hi All, I promised the kids I'd build them a chicken coop for chickens next spring so I'm in research phase. My plan is a coop/run combo with a footprint of 6x12. The coop itself will be 24 square feet. There is really only one location in my yard that is easily accessible - it is on the west...
  15. L

    Cochin stopped laying! Too hot?

    Hello all! I have a Partridge Cochin, just shy of a year old! She was a good layer through her first winter and spring; smallish brown eggs but very consistent; always 6 or 7 a week. She did go broody in May and stopped laying, but we were able to isolate her and snap her out of it pretty...
  16. Peppercorngal

    Broody won't sit on her egg. . .will it die in the shell?

    My hen Sadie is sitting on one egg. I've candled it and it is developing. . .or was. It's been 105 degrees to 107 degrees daily. The past week she is in the nest, but will not sit on the egg. She stands over it! It's just too hot! Will this kill the chick in the egg? Or will the high...
  17. S

    New to chickens

    Hi, this is my first time hatching, sadly only 1 hatched, we have more in the incubator so she won’t be alone( hopefully) I was just wondering if anyone could help! In her brooder I have a brooder plate, but does she need any other heat source? She is indoors so there’s no drafts and it’s a...
  18. egibsch

    Too hot to brood in garage?

    We are newbies! Looking for brooder placement input. We have 6 one-week-old chicks in a brooder in the house right now and our coop is in the building phase. We have 4 chicks coming June 15 and another 3 coming July 6 (chicken math got us...) We are using a heating plate (rentacoop brand)...
  19. MamaGer8ty

    Help! Heat and seizure Cornish cross

    One of my rooster Cornish cross just seizured and died in my arms. From noticing when he wasn’t moving much to getting him in his own box with food and water to when he died was less than five minutes. Could the heat have killed him? All my chickens have water, shade, and food. He was panting...
  20. Nellylee

    It’s hot, electrolytes for how long?

    I live in Arizona and we’ve been trying to keep our chickens cool with tarps, misters and now electrolytes. I read that you are not supposed to give them electrolytes long term due to the salt. What else should I give them to help them out? They seem to really like the electrolyte though.
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