7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I use the premier 1 heat plates while they are inside. My understanding is they will keep your chicks 20 degrees above the ambient temperature. I could be wrong, but that's my understanding. I agree about the "piling up" to keep warm. What I did with the 30 chicks that are in an outside brooder that I didn't take a picture of, was:

    Not try to heat a really large space and kept the space draft free as possible
    I put a 250 watt heat lamp in the brooder AND a premier 1 heat plate. They had a choice.
    Have a few unheated areas available
    Have a heated water container

    Using the see through plastic, I could keep an eye on how they were dispersed in the brooder. They only piled up when they saw me and got scared. Last winter, I brooded in the house for about 3 months during multiple hatches. The dust is incredible! The 30 outside have now graduated to having a full run which is plastic wrapped. They are doing fine and I let them out to free range in the daytime. They are 5 weeks old now. I didn't lose any in the transition.
     
  2. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    They work well
     
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  3. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to join in but everyone I know of around here that should have fertile eggs has moulting chickens. Anyone from NV, UT, AZ or CA have fertile eggs they'd be willing to sell and ship to me? PM me if you do, please.

    ETA: checking out the premier 1 brooder plate. Looks awesome! Thanks for the info.
     
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  4. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Np. And good luck
     
  5. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That made me LOL. I hope u were joking.
     
  6. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I did not get the cover. I guess I am a cheap skate but whatever.
     
  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I quit school because of recess...I dont play
     
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  8. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I can donate half of this bottle of jameson for something prizes where ever next
     
  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I mixpelled next lok
     
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    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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