Anything I'm forgetting???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hodawg, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK gang. Five 3 day old PBR's come home tomorrow. We have the inside brooder set up (150 qt. Igloo cooler, feeder, waterer, pine shavings, heat lamp). We have a larger brooder set up out in the garage for when they get a little older and bigger. Is there anything that we're missing? Anything we've overlooked? Can't wait until tomorrow!!!

    Beers y'all,
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Sounds Prepared to me [​IMG]
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    You have them feed right...
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    A thermometer might be good so you know how close to put the light. I don't use a thermometer I just judge by if they are huddling up or not, some people like to use thermometers though.

    Good luck
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Pop corn and cocoa while you watch chick TV?
  6. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Kevin. I just ran another experiment on the outside brooder in the garage, just in case the little biscuit stuffers are too loud for inside of the house. I placed a small forced air electric heater in their garage brooder which will do two things:
    1) It will supply the necessary heat. Ambient garage temp was 50 when I turned it on, and within 1 hour I had achieved 87 degrees. It's not even on WAO, so I'm sure it will acquire the proper temp if I jack it up a bit.
    2) The forced air will keep the air moving, helping to keep the garage brooder well circulated with fresh air.

    The way that this little "barn heater" is made, there should never be any problem with any type of fire hazard. I've used them for years and they are very safe so long as they don't come in direct contact with anything flamable. The heater will be at least 12" away from any of the pine shavings.

    This may work out well after all for a couple of noobs!

    Beers y'all,
  7. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    S&N Livestock :

    You have them feed right...

    Heeheehee!!! Yep, I sent Mrs. Hodawg to the feed store yesterday. She probably brought home enough feed for a 6 month supply!

    Beers y'all,
  8. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks, dandydoodle! We have a digital thermometer, one with a sender unit and a receiver unit that you can monitor from inside the house. I'm going to use that as a guide, but I'm going to pay more attention to the biscuit filler's behavior than I am the thermometer.

    Beers y'all,
  9. Hodawg

    Hodawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Starting tomorrow, wolftracks, we probably won't watch regular TV for a month or more!!!! Wow, that hot cocoa sure sounds good! Off to the kitchen!

  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Biscuit fillers [​IMG] ok, sorry, I'm done now. That just tickled me [​IMG]

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