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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mark kim, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Mark kim

    Mark kim Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi soon my silkie chicks are gonna hatch so i am trying to prepare the brooder. What temp should it be under the heat lamp?
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 95 degrees
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You start at 95 and drop the temperature 5 degrees each week.
    Nancy
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drop 5 each week until it reaches 70 degrees then you can release the pullets or cockerels out into the outside
     
  5. Mark kim

    Mark kim Out Of The Brooder

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    okay tyvm!
     
  6. Mark kim

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    what do i put as the bottem of the brooder? pine shavings? can i use paper towels?
     
  7. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use paper towel for the first few weeks, until they learn what is food. If you put in shavings right away, they will eat only that and then die :C
     
  8. Mark kim

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    okay thanks for info :)
     

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