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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5coolchicks, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. 5coolchicks

    5coolchicks New Egg

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    Hello, I'm new to this site. Looking for silkie hen
     
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Hello, and [​IMG] Glad you joined us!!
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy! Welcome to the flock. You have picked an interesting breed and good luck finding quality birds.
     
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  4. SarahAllan

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    Hi, I'm new to this, also new to the whole raising poultry aswell so I look forward to hearing all your advice and methods :)
    I've just successfully hatched my first 3 chicks and have now filled my incubator with chick and duck eggs! Extremely excited! Just wondering when it's OK to take the heat lamp away from my babies [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens! You take away your heat lamp when they are fully feathered out. At about 5 to 6 weeks.
     
  6. SarahAllan

    SarahAllan New Egg

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    Hi Leah :) thank you! This helps as the are becoming total torags, sitting on top of their box, flying around and keeping me awake at night [​IMG] They are in the cupboard in my bedroom but think it's time I let go and put them out now :( just scared to do it so soon haha! I'm positive they'll be fine though, should I still supply a heat lamp once up at the field in the shed?
     
  7. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Haha! They sound like cuties![​IMG] I moved mine outside without a lamp at 6 1/2 weeks. How cold does it get where you are?
     
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    SarahAllan New Egg

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    Okay maybe it's time I just moved them then!! They are they're really friendly, love them to bits :) well I'm in fife in Scotland so the weather is gettin a tad better but really unpredictable [​IMG][​IMG] anything between 10 degrees and 18 degrees haha.
     
  9. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Lol! [​IMG] I would give them a heat lamp until they are older if its below 70. Here in Texas it is 90. I have 10 chickens. 6 nine week old chicks, and my chickens are about 10 months old. Also, Welcome to BYC!!
     
  10. SarahAllan

    SarahAllan New Egg

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    Okay it's all ready for them just need to fit the lamp :) so exciting! Oh lovely!! They're great pets to have!! I have 10 hens (6 different breeds), 1 cockerel, 3 chicks and 30 eggs in an incubator at the moment haha! Thank you it will take a while to get used to though haha!!
     

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