first chick order!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by redneckgirl, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    okay today we ordered 25 layers, plus a free surprise chick from mcmurry hatchery.
    I am really excited!!! this is the first time...
    so I have a ton of questions!!
    what should I use for a brooder...?
    what kinda beddin..?
    do I have to use a heat lamp this time of year??
    and..is it a definite that the free chick will be a rooster?
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    any other advice would be awesome too!

    thanks!!!!
     
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's where I got my babes from. Did you order straight run?
    I used my spare bathroom tub for the brooder and the wood chip type pet bedding. Usually the rare chick turns out to be a roo.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I also ordered mine from MM. My free "rare" chick turned out to be a Dominique hen! She is sooo pretty! Not the brightest crayon in the box....but pretty!
     
  4. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

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    Quote:lol, like seriously I am! [​IMG]:eek:[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]:eek:[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]:eek:[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]:eek:[​IMG][​IMG] thats what I look like, lol

    Anyways good luck with your chicks! I used a rubberamaid bin with a heat lamp. I would still use a heat lamp, even though its warmer, I doubt your house is 100, if so, I have no idea how you could stand that, lol.
     
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