Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by CoopDeDoo, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep them inside as long as possible but it depends on how many hatch as to how long they are able to be inside. I plan on having them inside until they are at least a month old.
     
  2. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then you will probably be fine with the small one. Mine were in an unheated garage (30-50 degrees) and outgrew the small version before they were feathered enough to stay warm.
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you need to cover the top? I've seen they have covers but didn't think the top was heated.
     
  4. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my brooder. I'll keep them in this until they're sold or feathered. I picked this up from a local fellow who is building and selling them for $100.


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  5. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The top is not heated and fortunately it is washable since that is where they like to "practice" roosting :)
     
  6. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! Nice set up. I still have figured out what I am going to use to brood this batch. After I see how many are developing I will proceed with at least a gazillion ideas and probably figure it out the day before they are due to hatch :) Forgot to add that I have to brood indoors this year (yuk) and that is adding to my indecision. Luckily, Favs are very easy to determine gender as the males feather out differently than the females - so those little guys will be on CL by 2 weeks old and not taking up room in the brooder.
     
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  7. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that the eggs are on their side. It doesn't seem to be affecting their growth.
     
  8. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this and I LOVE IT!!! Currently, it is outside (with the leg stands off) in my coop with my 2 girls. It was amazing to not have to worry about fires, etc. Plug it in and you're good. I love that I can use it for my chicks and my big chickens during our big cold spell.
     
  9. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, that is good to know! We've had some days where we are not even above zero so this is a good options for the outdoor group as well. I think I will opt for the larger one that says up to 50 chickens even though I will not be hatching that many. I suppose it will fit them longer.
     
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  10. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited for that!
     

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