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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Dnetschke, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. noladq

    noladq Out Of The Brooder

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    Just ordered!
     
  2. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just talked to her and she said they're placing the 1st order on Thursday. She must have filled up a list of orders then!
     
  3. cassidy22

    cassidy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, sorry I don't log in very often, also in Berthoud.

    I didn't realize the feed store changed owners, I hope the chick ordering works out for you. I am working towards a model where I hatch all my own chicks in the future, but it will be limited in breed, since I don't plan on running a hatchery. Anyhow, also keep in mind that the feed stores, like Murdoch's and Jax all bring in chicks you can go in and buy at the store. They generally are all medicated, so if that is something you DON'T want, then you need to avoid the feed stores. Not sure if Berthoud placed orders that included or excluded medication.

    Anyhow, enjoy your baby chicks! I'll have to go visit the feed store, and see what's up. I'll miss Bill, he was a really nice guy.
     
  4. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are in from Berthoud Feed & Supply! Picked mine up this afternoon. She has extras, of course.
     
  6. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, catch up time.
    Brooder built...

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    It's a sterlite 100gal tub w\wood frame cut out and chicken wire top.


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    daughter painting the legs. She does a good job painting!
     
  7. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut a hole in the top and sandwiched 2 frames together with the chicken wire. Free pallet wood floor planks\ ripped in half down the center secured with 2" cabinet screws. Chicken wire FREE from Craigslist.
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    $10 Sterilite tub (Wal-Mart), Small window thermometer, maybe a $ or $2 (Free around the house), Chick feeder and water from Murdocks $6+ total. Free diaper box w\ hole cut in it for a cool heat lamp retreat.
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    Wireless Thermometer transmitter on the right. $9.99 @ ACE Hardware(this will be moved to the coop for permanent use later & Brooder lamp ($10)+ bulb ($9.99) Wal-mart.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  8. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some Coop progress pictures...


    heat lamp socket on the ceiling.
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    vinyl floor installed.
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    large south window.
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    nest door.
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    Clean out door
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    removable divider.
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    removable shelf, for clean up.
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  10. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case anyone is looking, Berthoud Feed has RIR's & Barred Rock chicks available. [​IMG]
     

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