Before to buy your first chick

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

  1. sherigleblanc

    sherigleblanc Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    Best Regards,
    Karen
     
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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