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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KatharinetheGr8, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Y'all! I'm a new chicken mom with 7 chicks that are 2.5 weeks old. I need some guidance!

    Last week, I started putting my girls outside in their small brooder where they can catch bugs and enjoy the fresh air. I'm in upstate SC so temperature regulation during the day has not been any issue, and I bring them in under their heat lamp at night. I've been given advice to build them an outdoor brooder for them till they're 6 weeks old, then a coop for them for the rest of their lives. Is there a way too build a coop/brooder hybrid to make my life easier? Any advice is welcome!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. KatharinetheGr8

    KatharinetheGr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Sorry I can't come up with an outdoor brooder idea but, They will be able to go out to a coop soon - so it would be best to get going on that project. You could always hang a brooder lamp over some corner of the coop for nighttime. The chicks would go underneath only if they needed it.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Katharine! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenraiser24

    chickenraiser24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Glad you could join the flock! :welcome
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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