Help With Brooding...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Connorrm, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my chicken math is TERRIBLE. I ordered 20 Buff Orphingtons from my local feed store (they use Murray McMurray so that's where they're from). They came in today (YAY!) but they also ordered some to sell...of course they had to have:

    Mottled and Golden laced Cochin bantams...


    So, I bought 5 of each to go with my 20 Buffs. Now I have 30. The brooder is plenty big enough - 6ft x 4ft. But, can they be brooded together? Right now I have 1/2 of it blocked off so they can't get too far from the food/water/heat.

    I don't know why it looks so dark. It's actually a bright white brooder with a white light. But anyway, are they safe together. So far they seem okay.

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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  2. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are safe together.
     
  3. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent!
     
  4. Robins nest

    Robins nest Out Of The Brooder

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    Just watch for pecking. If you see blood on a chick, switch to a red bulb. The chicks can't see any blood with the red bulb and won't continue to peck that chick.
     

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