Help! First time w/ baby chicks :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CNCraig, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. CNCraig

    CNCraig Hatching

    Mar 24, 2016
    April 8th they come! I'm building & setting up my first ever Brooder for 12 chicks.
    (6 Ameraucanas & 6 Black Australorps)

    Located in BC, Canada

    Can I use a 75w reptile red heat lamp (w/ a 250w brooder lamp clamp with reflector and guard) if the chicks will be in the house?
    I hate the idea of a heat lamp BUT I wont be raising chicks again for a loooong time (If ever), so I don't want to invest in an expensive eco-glow brooder heater.

    Any & ALL brooder tips & advise are greatly appreciated. What works, doesn't work, what I should keep on hand in case of emergencies, etc.
    I'd also appreciate tips on the breeds I chose!

    I'd love to hear your first experiences!

    Thank you SO much!

  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO

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