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EGGCITED!! Ordered my babies yesterday!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by realsis, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Several people have raised incubator fresh chicks under the heating pad. If you go to the Mama Heating Pad in the brooder thread, a group of adorable little Cream Legbars that were just hatched today are shown enjoying theirs. Lazy Gardener is another one I can think of off the top of my head who used it for newly hatched chicks.

    I don't set too much store by the temperatures under the heating pad - I let the chicks tell me what they need. Too hot and they won't go under, instead they'll huddle in a corner and cheep. If they are too cold they'll go under, but they'll be cheeping their "Doggone it, I'm cold" distress cheep. Someone (I think it was @azygous when she was thinking about doing this) asked what the temperatures were under the heating pad. I didn't know, so I put a thermometer under there to check. It was 82.5 in a 69 degree room. These are those chicks then:

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    Rather than further hijack the OP's thread, head on over to the Mama Heating Pad thread and we'll be more than happy to answer any of your questions there. If I'm not around, there are an awful lot of people who are using it and they'll be happy to help!
     
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  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thanks so much!! I will try and get over to that thread! it sure seems A LOT BETTER than fussing with that light!Dog gone it! wish I knew about this earlier!! I just spent WAY too much on the adjustable heat lamp stand!!!! sigh.... Im still going to check it out! if it's in my budget I'd love to grab one! by the way, those chicks are soooo precious!!! absolutely adorable!!
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    We'll leave the light on for ya....
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I really like the suggestion that @Blooie made.
    I just love Blooie's "cave", next batch I get I will try to use something like that, but I hope when the time comes I may have a broody to put them under.
     
  5. charleschicken

    charleschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    we have 25 black copper marans, and 25 welsummers coming on valentines day thats a good present.
     
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  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    WOW that's a GREAT present!! I have to wait until April 11! UGH! SEEMS SO FAR AWAY!!!I only ordered 5 so I can't get them sooner!!! you only have two weeks to go!!! YAY!!!
     
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  7. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 21 nuggets being shipped to me on Feb 10th...so excited for them.


    congrats on your nuggets...april will come soon enough though i know it'll drive you crazy with excitement till you have them as i'm having that feeling and mine ship out in just 11 days
     
  8. Peachickie

    Peachickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too am playing the waiting game on a few orders [​IMG]

    I've got barred rocks and silkies...not together, mine are in different coops. But my 2 barred rocks are pretty mellow, they get along okay in a flock of of mixed large fowl breeds. I tend to sell off the more aggressive birds. The barred rocks will stand up for themselves, but they don't go picking any fights either. They were my first chicks so I spent ALOT of time playing, cuddling, and spoiling them. If I'm sitting on my stool out in the chicken run one of them comes over to check my pockets for treats and will sit on my lap and let me pet her. The other isn't quite as cuddly, she doesn't run and hide or anything but does not do the lap sitting routine. Every chicken has their own little personality!
     
  9. meandsummykai

    meandsummykai Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Australorps and one Barred Rock. They are all very friendly and spoiled rotten. The BR is at the top of the pecking order- she's the biggest. She doesn't really like to be picked up but will tolerate it. She's VERY food motivated and is always the first one to come running to me for treats.
     
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  10. chicken man 553

    chicken man 553 New Egg

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    I have heard that bantams and large fowl will not get along but it has to do with there personalities as well your two breeds are super sweet so I wouldn't worry about that
     

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