Got me some co-op babies!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kjens2014, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. kjens2014

    kjens2014 In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2018
    Clarksville TN
    I went ahead and pulled the trigger on 4 Rhode Island Red's and two Americauna's today.

    was 68 dollars for everything including the starter out the door. Chicks were buy 5 get one free.

    I was given the stock tank for free because its busted. I'm so excited!! I haven't told the boyfriend yet. Oops. Oh well....sometimes you gotta ask for forgiveness right?

    Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated! i5Xf6FrbTjyAjA8Zmvm32Q.jpg
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  2. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Free Ranging

    Mar 16, 2018
    Bay Area, California
    My Coop
    Sweet babies! Make sure you tie that heater up as a back up just in case! Those clamps slip all the time! Good luck with telling your boyfriend. :p
  3. Chelsa'sChicks

    Chelsa'sChicks Songster

    Aug 16, 2017
    I had my first chicks in a similar container last fall.. this spring I bought 2 large boxes from Walmart ($3.00 total) cut one end on each box then taped together. I put cardboard on the bottom with packing tape, newspaper then pine chips. Some people will tell you not to use this method cause the heat lamp, but if you properly secure it.. then your golden. The lamp does not need to be attached to the box itself, but just secure. I also used a screen around 3 or 4 wks cause they are literally testing their wings then. I'm cheap, plus it works. Yours looks good!! Everything looks placed well :D congrats on your new babies!!
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2018
  4. Kruchti

    Kruchti Chirping

    Mar 4, 2018
    Galena, Alaska
    I would also move the heat lamp more into the tub as I know those tubs can melt!! I would not have it shining on the side. I melted a section on a 100gallon tub. Oops.
    Also - tie up the light as a safety.
    Congratulations on the little chicks
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  5. kjens2014

    kjens2014 In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2018
    Clarksville TN
    This is a free one that I got because it busted due to all of our frozen weather here earlier this year! I've only got a 100W bulb in it, and I've checked and tested it several times throughout yesterday evening and earlier this morning before I left to ensure that it hadn't made anything too hot. I have seen a pretty cool invention with some PVC pipe where you can make an adjustable hangar. I may drop by the co-op tonight on my way home and take a picture of it, then go hit lowes or HD for the supplies.
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