Bonjour de Québec

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by R2Peep2, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. R2Peep2

    R2Peep2 New Egg

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    Hi!
    My family and I are raising some Ameraucana's for eggs and companionship. We got 6 1-day-old chicks almost a week ago. We are really looking forward to the experience. I've been reading a lot here over the past few months in preparation. I just want to say a hello and thanks to everyone in the community. So hello. And thanks!
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. R2Peep2

    R2Peep2 New Egg

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    Here is a picture of our cardboard box brooder.
    Shortly after taking this picture, I decided to raise the walls by permanently lifting the flaps. One of the peepers has been jumping on top of the water jar for the past day, and just moments ago I caught her jumping on top of the laptop. (We use the webcam for spying on the birds when we are not there)
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's good to put a wire top on the brooder. If they fly out and can't get back in they may get into trouble. Welcome to BYC. Please be very careful with heat lamps close to cardboard & litter -doesn't take much for a fire to break out and spread rapidly.
     
  5. R2Peep2

    R2Peep2 New Egg

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    Hello! Thanks for the words. I'm upgrading the brooder coop with a roof this week. I am going to be buying some chicken wire for a little chaperoned run. The lightbulb is a 50w reptile bulb and there is that silver foil tape on all parts of the cardboard near the bulb. Temperature on the pine shavings directly under the bulb is about 85 degrees currently
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Hello! I am in Quebec too, near Bécancour ... we are new to the chicken world since last spring like you I think ...? How was your summer with your chicks? Is the amaraucana started laying? Since winter is coming... how do you plan it for the chickens? Have some picture of the flock? In any case, nice hello from us!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Bonjour one and all and :welcome! :)
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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