Help on which Chicks to get!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Posh Chickens, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I am thinking about getting 3 fertile eggs (and using the R-Com mini) or 3 Chicks that you can tell wether they are a girl or a boy, any ideas what the chicks can be?
     
  2. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can sex welsummer chicks pretty accurately from their markings. I'm sure there are others.
     
  3. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like Wellsummers. How do you know if they are a Hen or a Rooster?

    This is my Brooder, is this okay?

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    It has a UV light as well. I am going to change the bulb to 150W It is 60W at the moment [​IMG]
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  4. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help!
     
  5. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welsummer pullets have a very defined V shaped brown marking on their heads, while the roos may have the same V shape, it is much more pale and less defined. The pullets also have brown around the eyes (looks like eyeliner) The roos may have this also, but again much less defined. It helps to have several chicks so that you can see them in comparison to each other. I've been told that this is not always 100% accurate, however in my experience it is.

    As for the brooder, what is the paper bag for? I would try to postition the heat source from above. The little buggers will be up on that bulb way sooner than you'd think. As quick as 2 weeks maybe. It is hard to tell for sure, but it look like it would like a little more ventilation. Is it a display case of some kind? Cool idea if it is.
     
  6. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a tortoise tank, it is about 6 foot by 2 foot... It is quite big, the paper bag has a bulb inside..
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Posh Chickens

    Posh Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is above, its just the picture is on its side. This is like a snake tank and has a bright long light at the top. Is this suitable as on? This is it

    This pic may be on its side - sorry. By the way, this is the garage.

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    LOOK SIDEWARDS! This can fit 3 fully grown chickens in.. About. I don't know, i'm not that cruel to try. But its big!
     
  9. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks more than big enough for 3 chicks. In fact you may need to divide it with cardboard or something so the heat won't travel away so far, three chicks won't be able to huddle much if they are cold.
     
  10. Posh Chickens

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    This is the Brooder when its on, just a heat lamp.
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    This is the Brooder when its on, heat lamp AND UV light.
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    This is the ventilation, I can pop them out if I need air...
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