Baby Chick Pictures!!!!! POST!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HorseCrazyy, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooooh! Looks like you got a silkie, you lucky dawg! I want a silkie!
     
  2. valleychicks

    valleychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your chick looks like a Silkie. Sweet!!! Our daughter and son in law have 4 grown Silkies.
     
  3. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Correct.
     
  4. brood mother

    brood mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I haven't had any get it stuck on their vent but have had a few get it stuck in the down below their vent. Got off with holding their bottoms under warm water then blow drying.
     
  5. MeatNeggs2012

    MeatNeggs2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That confirms my suspicions of being a silkie:) I also went and got 6 more of them last night, and 2ducks
     
  6. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicken envy, MeatNeggs. I've been trying to get a silkie for years.
     
  7. brood mother

    brood mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this red basking light at Petsmart. It's 150 watts so I am going to try it. It's about 20-24 inches from floor of brooder, so I think it will put off enough heat. Going to give it a whirl anyway.
     
  8. brood mother

    brood mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's front of package.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If you're brooding inside and the room temp is over 60 degrees you can actually just use a 60 - 100 watt white incandescent bulb(no tough use coatings tho) should be plenty to keep them warm.

    Put a thermometer on the floor of the brooder directly under the light to see how warm it is, should be about 80-90 degrees, and adjust height of lamp or wattage of bulb accordingly. Also pay attention to chicks behavior; if they're piled right under the light - it's too cold, if they're scattered on edges of brooder - it's too hot, if they're milling around all over - it's just right.
     
  10. valleychicks

    valleychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a temp gauge in the brooder?
    The Brooder Temp Formula
    Week 1= 90-95°F
    Week 2= 85°F
    Week 3= 80° F
    Week 3= 75° F
    Week 4= 70° F
    Week 5= 65°F or above
     
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