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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by utefan_42, May 12, 2009.

  1. utefan_42

    utefan_42 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i went to the feed store to get some grower for my 9 12 week olds and I came home with these. Aren't they cute. My first 9 chicks were RIR, and gold and black sex links. These two are a Barred rock and a Black silkie. I just couldn't resist getting myself a birthday present. You can see that I have them in the brooder inside my coop. Is this okay? The temperature here isn't supposed to go below 50 at all in the next ten days, and I have a heat lamp over them. Should I still bring them in during the night? Also, how long till i introduce them to the other much much larger birds? And yes, I am going to get pine shavings. I am on my way to pick them up right now.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Hee hee hee... I just did the same thing. Sounds like your little ones will be fine so long as they are warm and protected from the pecking of the older ones. [​IMG] darned feed stores! [​IMG] ha ha ha...
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Very cute...I know they are hard to resist.

    They should be isolated from your other birds. If one of the new ones has something, they can transfer it to your other birds. Quaratine new birds for 30 days to make sure there are no illness issues.

    Folks have lost their entire flock because of bringing in one new bird that was sick. I would hate to see someone else go through that.

    They need much higher temps than 50...the heat lamp should work.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  4. Hippy_Joe

    Hippy_Joe New Egg

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    Seems like everytime I buy feed I come home with "chicken du jour"
    Pretty soon my wife is going to make me sleep in the coop. Well, at least it's soft and dry out there! LOL
     
  5. Phox01

    Phox01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    last 2 times we went to Rual King , Hubby was the one who picked out chicks , He's such a softie .
     

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