First time Raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gret4325, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Gret4325

    Gret4325 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 little Chicks. My kids love them, I have followed all the tips given to me from experienced people and from what I have read.
    The break down is 2 ISA Browns, 2 Amber link, 2 Black Sex Link, and 2 Americana. I would like to take pictures and post them on here and get suggestions and advice about my setup. I do have questions about care.
    What kind of care am I supposed to do while they are young? I keep the Brooding space 90 to 95 degrees.
    My kids are 9 & 7 and they are completely thrilled with them. But how much attention is to much?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Click on 'the learning center' located at the top of the page. Handling of young chicks should be kept to a minimum - be careful that they wash their hands after holding the chicks. Good luck with your new flock.
     
  3. Gret4325

    Gret4325 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, I may kids wash their hands every time. It is a standing rule. [​IMG] here is my setup.
     
  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats on the new chicks! You have a nice setup, but I think it would be better to just have one lamp so that they can move in and out of the heat if they like. And the food and water should be out of the range of the heat lamp.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Key Flock has given you good advice. Chickens need an area away from the heat lamp so if they are too hot, they can move to a cooler spot and vice versa. They really need the benefit of their choice
     
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  6. Gret4325

    Gret4325 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering about that. But I live in Michigan, and our weather is completely screwy right now. So I was worried it being to cool. I did just turn off one heat lamp....
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You have some good advice already, so I'll just say a big hello.

    all the best
    CT
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Gret4325

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    Evolution of my setup after only 2 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good [​IMG]
     
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