Hello Newb here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Breezey, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Breezey

    Breezey New Egg

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    Just a few newbie questions:

    How old should my chicks be before I take the lamp off? They are currently inside the house.

    How old to start introducing other foods?

    What are some things to look out for? Already survived pasty butt!

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Wait untill the chicks are fully feathered before taking the light off them.
     
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  3. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Sorry fairly new too.... But wanted to wish you a big ol [​IMG] From Indiana. Somone with much more experience will be by soon...., [​IMG]
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] We stopped the light at about 14 weeks - they need to fully feathered out before you remove it. I started with yogurt and other treats about 6 weeks. They really weren't all the interested until they got older though. Leg mites, pecking, listlessness are all things to keep and eye on. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC...

    Mine are 6 weeks and I have the lamp on for them at present... but it's raining and cold... should only get up to 66 today.
     
  7. wingnut1

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  8. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
     
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  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
     

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