Hello from Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mtinney, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. mtinney

    mtinney Out Of The Brooder

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    We received our 6 baby Golden comets on 2/27 from the local Tractor Supply store. By reading other people's experiences, the tips we gained have been great. The large cardboard box makes a comfortable home for them. We are using an amphibian 100W light bulb for intense basking. At the hottest point it is 100 degrees. it averages out to be a comfortable temperature for them. Also, the tip for using paper towels for bedding works well. They seem to be warm, dry, and happy. I put some short pieces of 2x3 in the box to make their terrain more interesting and they act like they are roosting on it. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    It is best to keep the heat off to one side of the brooder, place a thermometer directly beneath the heat source on the floor and you should start with 95 degrees there on the floor. Keep the food and water on the other side so they have to leave the heat to get to the goods. This helps to toughen them up and offers cool spots in the brooder.

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what sweet little chicks
     
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  6. mtinney

    mtinney Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Need to raise the lamp for less heat.
     
  7. mtinney

    mtinney Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Nice set up
     
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