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Hello from Boulder CO!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ccfrazier, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. ccfrazier

    ccfrazier New Egg

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    Hello Everyone -

    My family and I are picking up our first 4 chicks (2 Buffs & 2 Easter Eggers) on Friday and we are so excited for this new adventure!

    We are all set up with their brooder, however I am really nervous about the heat lamp and fires. We are keeping them in our basement. This may be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone local has a Eco-glow or Premier1 chick brooder that they are not using this season that they would be willing to lend? We would be open to working something out in exchange.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, you should be fine it is pretty uncommon for a light to break good luck with your new feather babies.
     
  3. Gray Angel Farm

    Gray Angel Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    How old will they be? My husband just built me a large brooder box and I have been doing lots of reading and research and I am seeing that it says the first week chicks need to have a heated area at 100 degrees and then drop the temp 5 degrees each week down to 70 degrees, this is also dependent on the breed. Hope that helps
     
  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Exciting times ahead for you!

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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