8 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Frosty, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are out in the chicken tractor, and have been off the heat lamp for about a week. Last night the temp dropped to 17 degrees (that wasn't in the forecast!!) but they did fine. These are some tough girls!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like you did a good job acclimating them! 8 week old brooder babies under light would have probably gotten sick from a 70F house to a 17F night!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's all in how you get them accustom to the changes in temps... hats off to you....
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    what exactly is a chicken tractor? (probably a dumb question)
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what exactly is a chicken tractor?

    Basically it's a portable pen with a little chicken house attached. Mine is not so portable since DH biult it to be 'sturdier than the one ion the plans' so I pretty much need a tractor to move it.​
     
  6. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We almost finished our a couple of days ago. Here are pix.

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    We decided we want to put a door in the top at the opposite end of the shelter part. And also maybe a removable floor in the shelter part. So it's usable now, but not quite done. The dimensions of it are 2' high, 3' wide and 8' long.
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Glad to hear they did just fine! Brrrr.... 17 degrees?!?! No wonder your user name is Frosty! JK! [​IMG]
     
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