First crack at raising backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kbe523, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. kbe523

    kbe523 New Egg

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    I have been reading quite a bit about raising chickens and finally decided to give it a try. I have 10 little ones in a brooder in the basement, they are just a week old. The weather here -- west Michigan -- has been brutal -- and it doesn't look like it is going to get much better soon. The transition to the cold will be a challenge
     
  2. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    When they are about 6 weeks old, you can get them out into the coop. If the weather is still really cold at night, you can take the heat lamp out there with them for a week or two and use it only at night. Just enough heat to take the chill off.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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