Anything I'm missing?

TippleTenny

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 30, 2014
16
1
26
Just brought home some 1 week old chicks. I have the set up in a large storage tote with a wood chip floor, food in the feeder, water in the waterer, a little roosting stick, heat lamp. Did I get it all? Anything I'm over looking?
 

cackleberrycam

Songster
6 Years
Sep 28, 2013
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Sounds great! Many, many people do not start of this great!
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Just make sure that the heat lamp does not melt part of the tote!
 
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TippleTenny

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 30, 2014
16
1
26
Yea I keep checking it to make sure I don't have roasted chicks or a melted tote. I feel like I have a new born all over again
 

lazy gardener

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Nov 7, 2012
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27,050
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CENTRAL MAINE zone 4B
Do you have a thermometer? 90 - 95 under the lamp, with room for them to get away to a temp around 70 degrees. If the roost gets them to a higher temp than 90 degrees, remove it for now.
 

sarahfoley

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 13, 2014
1
0
6
no but i strongly suggest getting a bail of alpha ha as bedding its better for them and they like to peck at it also might wanna think about a wire top as at about two weeks they will jump on to the top of that tote
 

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