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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys. Yes she totally hatched on her own. She pipped last night and I left her alone and she hatched later this afternoon. Only opened the bator when I saw her tummy was not right after she had fully hatched. She all but exploded from the egg too after zipping. It was crazy. I tried to keep the temp stable- it was doing pretty good until last night it had a spike to 102. Her tummy seems to be getting smaller. That's good right?
     
  2. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    haha awesome! Love it!
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    One of Kim's Delaware chicks pipped the wrong end and did that! I was amazed....
     
  4. BCollie

    BCollie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys. So I really need to figure this out tonight. HOW am I going to hang my heat lamp?! The ceiling is extremely tall, it would be a pain to hang it from there(if I can even reach the ceiling). Someone suggested a tripod, but unfortunately I don't have a spare one. I use both of mine in photoshoots, and have multiple photoshoots planned the next few weeks.
    For the brooder, I'm using a cardboard box that is approximately 3.5' x 3.5', with white sand in the bottom. The inside of the brooder, from the sand to the chickenwire I have covering the top, is 1.5'.

    So, how am I going to hang this heat lamp? Any ideas?! My chicks should be here on the 29th.
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes, the chick just needs to finish absorbing the yolk. It will be fine!
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    I clip mine to an extension pole-the kind used for painting. A broom handle will work. I have a wooden spoon stuck in the clip to hold it straight.

    Do you need a picture?
     
  7. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    so it is 18" tall? you will have to put something taller on both sides so it can hang 2 feet above the bedding 18" at the least ( this is light level.)
     
  8. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Introducing my frankenchickens.
    Blue sizzle roo X bantam blue laced red wyandotte hen. An oops. A cute oops lol. Several days old.
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Silkie skulls!
     
  10. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you putting the brooder? What does your heat lamp look like? You could attach it to the side of something else (book shelf... ). I'm trying to envision your set up in my head, but sometimes I do some "creative construction".
     

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