Brooder?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chasiekitten12, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do I keep the chicks in the brooder? 5 weeks? 6 weeks? 7 weeks? 8 weeks?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Chicks should be kept in a brooder either until they are fully feathered or the night time temperature lows are equivalent to the current brooder temperature setting. Usually mine are kept in the brooder 5-6 weeks before their removal in late spring. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol haha! Not new have been here for 4 months. Well can anyone else tell me how they raised their chicks?
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I just assumed that you were new since you posted this in the New Member Introductions. :eek:) I'm sure other new members can answer your question as well, but you might also want to post this question in our Raising Baby Chicks section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks, and take advantage of our experts there.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Typo correction; I meant to say that "others in the new member section" can answer your question as well. My PC has made a lot of typos lately. :eek:)
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Michael X2 5 to 6 weeks is a good amount of time. Gives them a chance to grow in a nice coat of feathers. Definitely stop by the thread he has included on Raising Baby Chicks.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    It's recommend to keep them in the brooder for at least 8 or 9 weeks.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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