First Timer, expectant momma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CountryGal517, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2014
    Georgetown, KY
    Hi all,
    After a few long weeks (in some pretty terrible weather I might add), our coop is finally finished :) We have started with Golden Comets, we currently have 8 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster seems to be doing his job and caring for his flock. We are so excited.

    I have just ordered 3 more baby comets and 2 ducklings -welsh harlequins which we are supposed to get in in March. So it seems like we have a good 3 weeks to figure out our brooding situation which I keep bouncing back and forth on. I have heard both pros and cons of brooding them together and it seem like the biggest of my hurdles will be to try keeping it dry enough for the chickens so that they do not get sick....

    If any one had any suggestions on a brooder that would be great, pics would be helpful. But I am kind of leaning away from a rubbermaid container.

    Any ideas??
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  3. brokenhobble

    brokenhobble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2014
    When it gets daylight here I will take a few pics of my brooder and send them to you, I have had great success with it and am very happy with it so far, its been a good starter brooder for me to use until I build what I want (which idk what that is yet but I have gotten a few ideas from this first one I built)
    if I don't post something by this afternoon remind me and ill make sure and get it done....
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Wish you well in your poultry ventures [​IMG]
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    from Washington state glad you joined us!
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. CountryGal517

    CountryGal517 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2014
    Georgetown, KY
    Brooder is finally finished


    Now just to wait patiently for my babies

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