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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sherigleblanc, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. sherigleblanc

    sherigleblanc Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2015
    Amite, Louisiana
    I'm so beyond new to chickens. But my coop is almost finished. Well it was finished but I've had some revisions since joining this site [​IMG] But it's almost done again. I live in Louisiana and really want Araucanas. Just so there are more of them in the world. And their eggs are just beautiful.
    So experts, I ask what should I do to prepare my coop for pullets. I don't know what started pullets mean. But I want them before they lay eggs but not day olds. Waterer suggestions? I got the feed covered[​IMG], but What about Heat over our southern winter?
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Best Regards,
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2015
    Spirit Lake, ID
    Good luck with the pullets!

    After 8 weeks they should be fine without a heat lamp, especially down south. As long as you have a coop for them to go to, even if you get cold, they should be able to find warmth in the coop.

    I really want Aracauna's, but there are no local breeders (go figure. North Idaho: the home of NOTHING!)
  4. sherigleblanc

    sherigleblanc Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2015
    Amite, Louisiana
    Karen and CGilbert thank you for the great advice! I really appreciate it. Im so excited to get started but I want to do it right. I can't thank y'all enough for your help.
    (North Idaho...Home of nothing lol! Bless your heart!)

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