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Hello from the rainy Northwest!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Islandcb, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Islandcb

    Islandcb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm loving this site, it's been so helpful! I am a chicken "newbie" and am muddling through my first 4 chicks with help from friends and classes at the local feed store.
    I have a couple questions and would appreciate any advice I can get. My chicks are 3 weeks old, one Marans, one Ameraucana, one Rhode island Red and one Australorp. I am not sure what the chick in my avatar is... I'm thinking she is an Australorp, but maybe a Marans? Can anybody tell?
    The second question I have is my chicks are set up in the basement in a 2 ft. X 4 ft. brooder box with a secured wire lid. Is this a large enough space to keep them in until I move them to the coop which is under construction? When can I move them out?
    Thanks so much in advance for your help, I am so excited to join this group and raise happy hens. :)
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    :welcome

    You'll probably be able to get a good response if you post about your chick in the breed and gender section. There are a lot of knowledgable people lurking around there. :p

    I kept my chicks in a very small brooder for the first month or so of their lives. It should be okay while you're finishing up your coop. We did let them out regularly for a scratch in the yard though, that helps.
     
  3. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined
     
  6. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Rainy northwest indeed, it is pouring here today and has been for the past several days. When I first got my chickens I was lucky to find this site and have learned so much from learning how to do a search on this forum and spent hours reading threads. Watch out though, chickens are addictive! I think your brooder box is fine for their first month or so and if it would ever stop raining you could take them for some outside time. I have a little chick and mom in a similar small brooder box and it is starting to look cramped in there, chicks grow fast don't theyZ!
     
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  8. Islandcb

    Islandcb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely try to get some expert advice :D
     
  9. Islandcb

    Islandcb Out Of The Brooder

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    It certainly has been WET! I grew up in Corvallis so I'm used to the rain... But this is ridiculous! Thanks for the advice, and you're right... I can tell this is going to be addicting!! :)
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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